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Electric Vehicle Initiatives

Electrify America Green City

The Department of Public Works is working to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption and foster EV infrastructure and awareness. For over 20 years, Sacramento has been a leader in the deployment of EVs. In 1994, the City Council adopted a policy that first established the City’s EV Parking Program, providing discounted parking to EV drivers in City-owned parking garages. Since then, the City has been working actively to provide public EV charging at City facilities, aggressively incorporate low-emission vehicles and zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) into fleet operations, and support EVs in the community. 

Not only can EVs be cheaper to operate and maintain, but they are cleaner and deliver a host of community benefits such as improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These are benefits that can be enjoyed locally, but also contribute to the overall health of the region. Increasing EVs and other types of ZEVs is a critical strategy for achieving long-term climate action and mobility goals, and provides a key opportunity to participate in and strengthen an emerging ZEV industry.

The City of Sacramento has a goal of reaching 75,000 zero emission vehicles on the road by 2025. Residents, businesses, fleet operators, educators and community organizations can use the resources on this site to learn how the City is expanding clean transportation options today and in the future.

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