SOURCE: Stephen Tsingas Entrepreneur

Stephen Tsingas Entrepreneur

April 22, 2014 05:00 ET

Steve Tsingas of City Power Marketing Urges Drivers to Switch to Electric Cars

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Last week President Obama was presented with a rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants by the Environmental Protection Agency. While this is an important step towards reducing the carbon footprint, Americans do not have to wait for the legislation to change in order to make a difference. With the advanced technology in the field of electric vehicles, reducing carbon emissions in everyday life has now become a realistic option. Stephen Tsingas, owner of City Power Marketing, LLC, has been supporting the development and prevalence of electric cars for years and explains why it is a no-brainer to go electric: Not only do electric cars offer enormous environmental advantages, but they are also considerably more efficient than traditional vehicles with internal combustion engines. And while other alternatives such as hydrogen or biofuels offer similar advantages, they would require a completely new infrastructure to make the respective fuel available, Steve points out. Not so with electric cars: Charging stations can easily be built and on top of that owners can simply charge their cars overnight at home.

Steve Tsingas, a professional engineer who has worked in the electricity industry for more than three decades, has been fighting for the breakthrough of electric cars since the mid 1990s, when he was in charge of the electric vehicle program for a utility at the east coast. At that time, New Jersey was considering adopting zero emission regulations, similar to the ones in California. The proposed law would essentially have required automakers to sell a set, albeit small, percentage of electric vehicles to the public. As part of his job, Steve went to Trenton, NJ, to argue his case for the program in public hearings, only to find that New Jersey was not yet ready to take this innovative step.

Disheartened by the stubbornness of the lawmakers Steve predicted that the Japanese would beat the US automakers to the marketplace. In 2010 he would be proved right, when Nissan launched the Leaf, a compact five-door electric car. While the Leaf fell short on range with a battery capacity of only 100 miles, it was still the first real electrical vehicle on the market. And Steve was one of the first to order a Leaf in South Florida. Unfortunately the Fukushima disaster affected the quality of the car and Steve ended up returning it, but he was determined not to give up on electric cars. He did not have to wait long: When TESLA Motors brought the new Model S on the market, Steve jumped at the opportunity and got one for his wife Lauren, getting himself one step closer to his goal of exclusively using electric cars.

Steve Tsingas was born in Greece and moved to the United States with his family when he was 10 years old. He financed this college studies through numerous side jobs, which earned him a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Widener University in Chester, PA. He continued his education while working and eventually graduated from the University of Maryland with an MBA and many merits and certificates, including a Professional Engineer license. Steve worked as field engineer and as a power plant engineer before he successfully founded his own company, City Power Marketing LLC, in 2005. Steve lives with his wife in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he likes to spend time with his family or engage in charitable projects.

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