Happy New Year!

Monday, January 4, 2010
Much has happened over the past two months since I presented at the Renewable Energy Expo.  In addition to presenting to other groups, consulting with business to help them create their GTM strategy on Infrastructure, and networking with other experts, I am also a proud member of the steering committee for "Get Ready Central Florida", a soon-to-be partner city of RMI's Project Get Ready

Our "Get Ready" team consist of people from Orange County government, City of Orlando, OUC, Progress Energy, and yours truly.  Over the next few months, we'll be educating Central Florida businesses and governments on what EV Infrastructure is, where it's going, and how they can participate.  We've got our goals done, working groups defined, and our kick off event roughed out.  We're also meeting with auto manufacturers that will be the first to bring their EV/PHEV's to Central Florida.  Our first event will be when Nissan brings the Leaf to Orlando on Feb 1-2...it's all very exciting stuff and the team is focused and engaged.

This week, I'll be in Miami meeting with Charles Whalen, who is the Director of EV Infrastructure for the Florida Electric Auto Association and visiting Ted Scholz, the G.M. for the new Tesla dealership that just opened on 12/18/09.  I simply can't wait to get behind the wheel of such a cutting edge car...assuming I can fit inside it.  I've driven a Lotus Elise before and I needed a shoe-horn to get my 6'2" body in the drivers seat.

I have a feeling that this year is going to be fun!