Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Lisa Jackson at Mission Motors
in San Francisco
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson recently visited San Francisco to discuss the future of “green” jobs in the Bay Area. She toured Mission Motors, a company that announced plans to double their San Francisco workforce. Mission Motors is a local green business that provides powertrain components for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Mission Motors started with three entrepreneurs looking to offer a small run of high-performance electric motorcycles. With the roots of a San Francisco startup, the company has emerged as a tier 1 provider of electric powertrains to major vehicle manufacturers of all types, from powersports to automotive to heavy equipment. The company has driven innovation in the EV sector, using expert design and software to create reliable powertrain systems that are smaller and lighter than current offerings on the market.
Mission is poised to have a much bigger positive impact on the economy and the environment, with a goal of selling tens of thousands of electric and hybrid powertrains in the coming years. This year, the company plans to double its workforce in the Bay Area.
During the tour of the Mission Motors facility, Jackson spoke about Obama administration efforts that benefit both public health and the economy. The tour was part of Jackson’s ongoing efforts to speak with Americans across the country about EPA’s work to protect people’s health and the environment and support job growth.
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