Its goal is to bring “all the various players to the table: city planners, local coalitions, nonprofits and [...] big utilities,” to ” make sure there’s enough charging stations, easy-to-get permits, consumer education and fleet buy-in.”
From the CNet article:
As well, it’s important to address the chicken-and-egg problem: If consumers don’t feel they have places to plug in their new electric cars, they won’t buy them. And if people won’t buy them, car makers won’t make them.
It sounds like STIR has goals in common with similar initiatives in other cities — maybe we need to look further into collaboration? This blog and site are a good start, but they’re still just a start…