http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/san ... ily26.html
ps : There was some talk the project was in jeopardy when cities on the west coast started passing resolutions banning any contracts for AZ based companies following Arizona's controversial immigration law. So much so, Ecotality actually issued a statement saying the projects were not in jeopardy as the contracts had already been signed.Ecotality Inc., which makes battery chargers for electric vehicles, moved its head office to San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center.
“The Bay Area is a nexus for the electric vehicle industry,” the company said in explaining its move.
Its main product is a fast charger for electric vehicle batteries, though it also works on specialty solar products, batteries and fuel cells. Its charging technology is licensed from the California Institute of Technology.
Jonathan Read, who used to run the Shakey’s International pizza business, has been Ecotality’s CEO since 2006 and Barry Baer, a retired U.S. Army colonel, is chief financial officer. Donald Karner is boss of the Electric Transportation Engineering unit.
I don't know whether this move has anything to do with that problem, though.
edit : Here, the view from the loser city.
http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/ ... ily30.html
The decision is based primarily on business reasons, she said. But when asked if politics played a role, she responded, "How could it not." Everyone, including ECOtality has taken note of what's going on in Arizona, she said.