Over the next two decades, electric cars are expected to be the fastest growing auto segment, threatening Houston’s most important industry, unless the changing energy landscape is embraced.
Texas’ Department of Transportation is now running six electric cars out of its Houston office and has had electric cars within its vehicle fleet since 2011 – with almost 30 vehicles in the rotation until the were flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
“We must ramp up our efforts to develop and attract alternative energy companies to complement the work we are already doing,” Bob Harvey, the partnership’s CEO, said in recent speech to Houston business leaders. ” As the global energy mix evolves, we must ensure that we maintain our role as the ‘Energy Capital of the World,’ including ‘new energy.'”
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