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EV planning efforts


The City hopes to create a holistic mobility system that enables all residents, including low-income and disadvantaged community residents, to get where they need to go in the cleanest way possible.  This means creating a range of different mobility options that both reduce vehicle trips and ensure the vehicle trips that do occur are zero emission wherever possible.  Infused throughout City work is:

  • A strong focus on access for low-income and disadvantaged community residents;
  • Creating ladders of opportunity in the space of advanced transportation technologies; and
  • Strengthening Sacramento’s position as a hub for the development and deployment of clean transportation. 


ev blueprint

The City of Sacramento was a proud award recipient of the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Phase 1 EV Ready Communities Challenge. The goals of this project are to develop actionable blueprint planning tools that further implement the City’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy and align with Statewide EV goals. This effort will:

  • Build on the early, collaborative EV planning efforts led by the City with regional partners
  • Conduct technical work to develop recommended siting and prototypes for community-wide EV charging infrastructure
  • Conduct community engagement that involves key community-based organizations and partners, with a focus on disadvantaged and underserved communities
  • Develop work products to equip the City for implementation of EV-related mobility initiatives and maximization of economic benefits, including evaluation of early pilots in Sacramento, and analysis of EV infrastructure service models and best practices for local hire and workforce development
  • Prepare the City to compete for future funding solicitations and implement the City’s adopted EV goals

 A primary goal for this project is successful completion of all tasks by June 2019. This aggressive schedule will qualify the City to compete for future rounds of implementation funding with the CEC.



On December 12, 2017 the Sacramento City Council approved the City’s EV Strategy. This was the City’s first strategic action plan for EV and other zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) initiatives. The actions within the Strategy outline the trajectory for zero-emission mobility and will be initiated by 2020, with full implementation by 2025. The Strategy seeks to spur the use of ZEVs by calling for outreach programs, expanded charging infrastructure, new incentives and other activities. It was developed in response to a July 18, 2017 resolution adopted by the Sacramento City Council directing staff to prepare an EV strategy and implement priority EV initiatives. It was further informed through community and stakeholder engagement prior to final adoption.

Read the final 2017 EV Strategy.

Additional EV Strategy Materials


Sacramento area pev collaborative

The City of Sacramento is a participating agency in the Sacramento Area plug-in EV (PEV) Collaborative. In a 2017 effort led by County of Sacramento and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), the Collaborative conducted a countywide EV readiness and infrastructure planning effort. The Collaborative consists of a group of public agencies, non-profits, and stakeholders with the goal of ensuring that adequate charging infrastructure is in place to meet the deployment of EVs and support growing demand by EV drivers in the region.

Outcomes of the 2017 effort include:


If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Venema, Sustainability Manager, at (916) 808-1859.