As a provider of electricity and natural gas to approximately 40% of Californians and one in twenty Americans, PG&E is ideally situated to supply the infrastructure needed for a PHEV society. Enter in the PG&E PHEV Power Program. One of the key reasons why plug-in hybrid vehicles are not gaining public interest is that their effective range is limited to short trips which makes daily commutes to and from work not possible for most people. Until battery technology improves, the public needs a way to charge their PEHV at charging stations around city centers.
This is where PG&E (who already supplies power to most of northern California) has the opportunity and infrastructure to supply electrical power to vehicles that need a daily charge. This folding map and guide book explain the basic steps to charge your plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in designated PG&E sites around the San Francisco Bay area.