City of Sacramento adopted the first ever Electric Vehicle Strategy Plan. The plan, which was formally adopted by City Council at last week’s meeting, establishes clear targets and priorities for the City to advance the adoption of Electric Vehicle (EV) and Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs).
The City’s first Electric Vehicle Strategy lays the foundation to electrify transportation and make Sacramento a hub for advanced vehicle technologies,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “Not only do EVs reduce greenhouse gas emissions; they also improve air quality, protect public health, and are increasingly affordable for everyday residents. A win-win for the environment and the economy!”
Actions within the strategy will be initiated by 2020 with full implementation by 2025. The strategy seeks to spur the use of ZEVs through various activities such as outreach programs, expanded charging infrastructure, and incentives for investments.
Sacramento is already leading the charge in ZEV technology and recently was designated Electrify America’s first Green City. The investment will bring $44 million to the City of Sacramento which will include ZEV infrastructure designed to increase access to ZEV technology in metro areas, and, disadvantaged communities.
The overall EV Plan establishes Sacramento as a ZEV leader and will contribute to the Governor’s state target of 1.5 million ZEVs on California roads by 2025.