How much difference can one person make? If that person is the only member of Plug In Carolina, quite a bit.

The locally-focused group, which works to get municipalities in North and South Carolina equipped with plug-in vehicle infrastructure, was recently awarded $240,000 in stimulus money to develop 32 charging sites across South Carolina. Jim Poch, the executive director and supposed only member of what the Post and Courier calls a "local one-man nonprofit organization," is the man behind the plan, which will bring eight chargers each to four South Carolina cities: Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg. Poch's reasoning to get the stations built before cars are in the area? "If we have these things out visibly, people don't have this range anxiety," he told the Post and Courier.

Of course, the Plug in Carolina webpage lists members other than Poch and PIC works with the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition and SCE&G, but let's not let the truth get in the way of a good story here. Thanks to Roy B. for the tip!

[Source: Post and Courier]

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