Venture capital dollars invested in the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area: An indicator that demonstrates investors' willingness to fund creative ideas and new businesses in the Austin region.
Number of charges on the Plug-in Everywhere Network: As an innovative city, Austin has developed one of the most robust charging station networks for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the nation. This indicator shows the growth in the number of charges.
Avoided greenhouse gas emissions from the Plug-in Everywhere Network: This data shows the emissions avoided from electric and plug-in cars using the network. Two key points: electric vehicles use energy more efficiently and the energy is sourced with 100% renewable energy.
If you own a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) or you are thinking about buying one, Austin Energy can help keep you and your vehicle on the move. Find out more about rebates for vehicles and charging stations at the Plug-In Austin website.
For questions about these sustainability measures and indicators, please contact Lewis Leff, City of Austin Office of Sustainability: Lewis.Leff@austintexas.gov. To return to the dashboard homepage, click here.