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Electrify America Green City

GREEN CITY INITIATIVE

Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America has designated Sacramento as the first Green City in its Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan. Under this initiative, Electrify America will invest $44 million in Sacramento by 2020 to catalyze a transformational shift in mobility to zero-emission technologies by installing charging infrastructure, conducting outreach and education, and implementing programs designed to increase access to and use of ZEVs.

 

JUNE 13, 2018 GREEN CITY ANNOUNCEMENT

Electrify America and the City of Sacramento announced new projects that will increase access to zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) in the Sacramento region, expand ZEV technology use, and prepare the City for future electric vehicle adoption. The projects – which include two new car sharing services, new ZEV bus and shuttle routes and state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging systems throughout the region – are part of Electrify America’s Green City Initiative, which was announced by the company and city officials in 2017. Programs are anticipated to begin launching in late 2018 to early 2019. 

Press release 
Green City Infographic
Green City Fact Sheets

Overview

Electrify America's initial investment in Sacramento will be focused on the following activities:

  • Construction and operation of a network of Level 2 chargers, DC fast chargers, and high-power charging
  • Launch of a new EV car share program
  • Study opportunities for zero-emission delivery fleets and e-taxis
  • Expanding access to ZEV technologies access for disadvantaged and low-income communities

Electrify America has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a car sharing provider, and has begun the process of identifying sites for charging infrastructure. The car sharing program is expected to launch by 2019. View more information on contracting with Electrify America to provide services under the Green City Initiative.

The Sacramento City Council received an update on the investment on August 3, 2017. At this meeting, the City Council adopted a resolution committing to support the investment and streamline Electrify America's efforts. The City will act as a partner to deliver ZEV initiatives that benefit the community, engaging key partners and the community for development and implementation.

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Learn more about the City's other EV initiatives.

 

PREVIOUS UPDATES:

MARCH 2018: Come participate in Electrify America's "Discover and Drive" FREE events at Arden Fair Mall, March 9 - March 11. 

FEBRUARY 2018: Electrify America is seeking input on zero-emission bus and shuttle mobility in Sacramento. Read the announcement.