Commitment to Action

Paving the Way to Full Scale EV Implementation

Commitment by

John F. Williams

In 2011, HDR committed to work with the City of White Plains, NY, the New York Power Authority, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority , Mercury Solar Systems, SL Green , the RPW Group, and Malkin Properties , Johnson Controls, Inc., Bunge Limited and Amalgamated Life Insurance and additional public, private and NGO partners including the Electric Drive Trade Association (EDTA) to accelerate acceptance of electric vehicles across the White Plains region. The partnership leveraged years of successful electric vehicle (EV) experience in White Plains to launch a large program that scaled electric vehicle sales/leasing and charging stations in White Plains as well as provided incentives that built confidence among potential EV drivers in the area. Partners provided vehicles, installed charging stations, offered vehicle maintenance, enlisted fleet users, and coordinated transit interface. This movement toward an EV friendly community could result in critical mass that will help convince people to see EV transportation as a viable option of car ownership. Success in White Plains has the ability to influence the transportation decisions of more than eight million people within a 30 mile driving range.





Paving the Way to Full Scale EV Implementation



Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

John F. Williams

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

RPW Group, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), SL Green Realty Corp., Bunge Limited and Amalgamated Life Insurance, Johnson Controls, Inc., Malkin Properties, New York Power Authority, HDR, City of White Plains, Mercury Solar Systems, Inc., Electric Drive Trade Association