Everyone in the Startup community is used to seeing exponential growth or adoption projections. It is the goal of everyone with new technology to have sales grow fast and reap the rewards. For decades people have talked about this growth in the Electric Vehicle market. The movie “Who killed the Electric car” documents this in the 90s.
But now EVs are taking off. They are setting that growth curve. And the Model 3 by Tesla is the 5th bestseller of all passenger cars in the US. Over 6% of all new cars in California are plugin.
It took five years to sell the first million electric vehicles.
— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) September 3, 2018
EV growth is following the trend of Clean Tech making big leaps forward. Similar to Home Solar and LEDs, EVs have are leading to additional changes. This translates to opportunities for new companies in Charging (like local Clipper Creek), more efficient motors (check ou Highlands Power), battery technology (like new an local Renerage) and autonomous vehicles. As we shift away from fossil fuels and high carbon to clean tech we will build an economy of the future. This is why CleanStart strives to make Sacramento a hub of innovation and growth in Clean Tech.
Support Sacramento Growth by attending our Meetup, Green Drinks and Remember our October meetup will be on charging. By putting excited clean tech individuals together we can grow the region and ride this growth.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thomas is the Executive Director of CleanStart. Thomas has a strong background in supporting small businesses, leadership, financial management and is proficient in working with nonprofits. He has a BS in Finance and a BA in Economics from California State University, Chico. Thomas has a passion for sustainability and a commitment to supporting non-profits in the region.