Texas Governor Plugging Electric Cars

State's support for electric cars and charging stations jolts public's perception of Texas, says Governor Perry.

Published: 13-Apr-2011

ARLINGTON, Texas – In a state where the oil and gas industry is king, the arrival of electric vehicles and building the charging infrastructure have jolted the public's perception about Texas, Gov. Rick Perry said Friday.

"Here in Texas, we don't just talk about it. We're doing something about it," Perry said in Arlington at an energy company's event, later joking that most people probably would not have associated Texas with emission-free vehicles.

But it's "what they should have been thinking," he said.

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