LIVE From LA: Why Irvine, CA is Fast Becoming an EV Mecca
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LIVE From LA: Why Irvine is Becoming an EV Mecca

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In this episode of the Electrify News Podcast, Jo Borrás and Matt Teske sit down with city of Irvine mayor, Farrah Khan, to find out what it is about the southern California city that’s attracting so many emobility brands and electric carmakers.

We talk a bit about Mayor Khan’s progressive ideas, business-friendly policies, and the way the city and UC Irvine are working together to stay on the cutting edge of EV adoption. Find out what brands like Rivian, Fisker, and Super 73 see in Irvine, right here!


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We talk to the mayor of Irvine, CA about what her office is doing to advance the electric cause.
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  • We have a bit of fun talking about the orange print Hawaiian shirt I’m wearing on stage. This is the shirt, by Original Penguin.
  • Mayor Khan talks about the Orange County Power Authority, which purchases energy from proven clean and renewable sources and supplies a number of municipal charging stations, as well as homes and office buildings.
  • Mayor Khan points out that the “tree” on the flag of the city of Irvine isn’t actually a tree, it’s asparagus. It totally looks like a tree.


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