Glendale Water & Power Joins Veloz to Support Electric Vehicle Growth

Upcoming EV Ride and Drive Event

Post Date:12/06/2018 2:00 PM

Contact:
Atineh Haroutunian
Glendale Water & Power
(818) 548-3381
aharoutunian@glendaleca.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2018                 

Glendale Water & Power Joins Veloz to Support Electric Vehicle Growth

Upcoming EV Ride and Drive Event

 

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has joined Veloz, a distinguished group of sustainability leaders who are committed to the rapid expansion of California's electric car market and its charging network, the promotion of energy security, and air quality and public health improvement. GWP is committed to advancing the electrification of the transportation sector in the Glendale Community. This is a key component of GWP’s mission to provide the highest level of environmental stewardship possible for the City of Glendale, the region, the state, and beyond.   

“Utilities are vital to the successful deployment of a comprehensive charging network to support projected EV growth. GWP is eager to collaborate with Veloz on a shared vision that enables utilities to provide new programs and cleaner transportation options for customers,” said Steve Zurn, General Manager of GWP.

Veloz builds on the success of the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative, a public-private partnership founded in 2010 to convene, collaborate, and communicate on emerging electric car market trends, address challenges, and enable strong market growth. GWP joins the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison among other California utility companies who are members of Veloz.

As part of GWP’s goal to promote EV adoption, we are hosting another EV Ride and Drive event to provide customers with a hassle free experience test driving the latest EVs on the market. Join GWP and Burbank Water & Power on January 12, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station Parking Lot, 5 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91502.

Sign-up at www.electriccarguestdrive.com to test drive a variety of different vehicles and learn about EVs. Registration is required and is on a first come, first served basis. Guests interested in viewing vehicles and exhibits do not need to register. 

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Glendale Water & Power (GWP) is the City of Glendale’s water and electric utility. GWP provides water to 34,181 customers in Glendale, California. The city-owned utility also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to 90,518 residential, commercial, and industrial customers. www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com. Twitter @COGWaterPower Facebook /GlendaleWaterAndPower

Veloz is a nonprofit organization made up of a high-powered, diverse board and members from key sector companies, agencies and nonprofits. With unparalleled stakeholder leadership, Veloz is uniquely able to accelerate the shift to electric cars through public-private collaboration, public engagement and policy education innovation.

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