IT'S PERSONAL: Anniversaries Galore!
I was a ‘young man’ of 50 when I launched EV World New Years Day in 1998, but even before that two other pioneers in our EV World had preceded me by a full five years: CalStart and Green Car Journal. Now both of these institutions are or will shortly be celebrating their 20th Anniversaries.
CalStart, which once upon a time offered me a job a decade ago, got its... well... start in the wake of the impending downturn in California’s aerospace industry as companies merged and programs wound down. The promise of the electric car, as embedded in the state’s newly enacted ZEV mandate and GM’s commitment to produce the EV1, served as the catalyst for looking at ways to employ all those talented “rocket scientists” in solving more down-to-earth problems of automotive-caused air pollution.
Around the same time, Ron Cogan decided to also turn his attention and talents to the problem of ‘green’ automotive technology, launching his print publication using the skills he honed in the automotive journalism world.
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