>seem to be supportive. I also seem to remember that one of them told me
>they can't get involved in installing pure public chargers but I haven't
>had a chance to find out why... I also remember one of the utility
>representatives (I think he was from LADWP) testifying at a CARB hearing,
>and he said they couldn't get vehicles. That was alongside the usual
>auto maker reps saying nobody wants EVs...
*Exactly*. For some years, I think the RAV4 EV is the only one they
could get in the numbers and specs they needed, and even then, with
its expense, there weren't enough. And these are just two of the
three main California Utilities. I had SCE in mind when I mentioned
that some have indeed been buying and using EVs successfully in their
internal fleets, but one person told me that they are actually
prevented, by law, from going into the EV business (as HQ is doing).
I apologize in advance if that person's info was somewhat wrong or if
I have passed it on inaccurately.
Another utility I had in mind was one in Georgia which I believe was
one of the only Non-California-Arizona entities permitted to use EV1s.