The members of the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, DC have expressed disappointment in the Arlington County Board decision to disapprove what would have been the nation’s first all-electric taxi fleet. Despite the recommendation of County Manager, Barbara Donnellan and county planning staff, the board voted 3 to 2 against approving 40 certificates for EV Taxicabs, LLC.
EVA/DC Vice President Eric Cardwell said, “the Arlington county board missed out on a great opportunity to have a private company install a massive electric vehicle charging network with no cost to the tax payer. This could have solved all of the board’s chicken and egg questions. Personally as an Arlington resident, I am disappointed that the board lacked the foresight to make Arlington county the electric vehicle destination that it has the potential to be!”
EVA/DC President Emeritus Dave Goldstein added, “Arlington County just blew an opportunity to become one of the high tech destinations in America.”