It’s no secret that the adoption curve of electric vehicles is a slow one. (See the Pike Research put out a report in September that predicted there will be about 392,000 electric vehicles total on the road in 2015, far short of the Obama administration’s goal of 1 million: http://bit.ly/VeBs6u)
But you don’t have to buy an electric vehicle to drive one. City CarShare announced Tuesday that they’ve added two new all-electric Ford Focuses to their fleet. The non-profit organization already has a Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi iMiEV, Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids, as well as the Honda Civic, Toyota Camry and Toyota Prius hybrids. Alas, no Tesla Model S or Fisker Karma yet.
City CarShare now has five all-electric vehicles, 13 plug-in electric hybrids and 160 hybrids available, which make up 44 percent of the total Bay Area fleet.
The bulk of City CarShare’s users live in San Francisco. Four of the five all- electric vehicles are available in San Francisco; one is in Berkeley.