sv650john wrote:Imagine this multiplying to train stations, airports, ship terminals (navy base in SD where 5000 guys get off an aircraft carrier and have no way to get around?).
Imagine if GM funded a startup company to do this - and then leased them hundreds of Spark EV's for the operation, thus accruing the CARB ZEV credits they so desperately need. They wouldn't even need to make money on renting the cars out, they'd break even immediately by not having to buy CARB credits from Tesla et al.
Are you listening GM?
Already done by Toyota with their pathetic Scion iQ EV with 38 miles of EPA range. They built 92, only fleet, no private sales.
Daimler / Mercedes also has a very successful business model (with lots of juicy CARB-ZEV credits) with their Car2Go fleet of Smart EV's in San Diego.
A new company, HULA, is also starting with Nissan LEAF's in north San Diego and Orange counties. They are the only ones (so far) that use an EV that can quick charge.
Contrary to many folks here, I do NOT own a LEAF.