Electric Vehicles

EV vehicle plugged in

Why Electric Vehicles in Alameda?

Alameda is striving for a cleaner, zero-greenhouse gas emission future.  With Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), the city-owned electric utility, providing 100 percent clean energy as of January 1, 2020, transportation emissions represent over 70 percent of Alameda's greenhouse gas emissions. The city's goal adopted in the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (2019) is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions as soon as possible.

How do we reduce transportation emissions?

Alameda is actively pursuing ways to encourage community members to shift from driving alone to other modes such as walking, bicycling, taking the bus and the ferry and carpooling. The city is working with its transit partners to improve walking, bicycling and transit by implementing the Transportation Choices Plan (2018) and developing the Active Transportation Plan.  The City also is promoting the adoption of electric vehicles from cars and forklifts to motorcycles and mopeds as well as electric bicycles. With AMP providing 100 percent clean energy, charging electric vehicles in Alameda is the greener option compared to gasoline powered vehicles.

What is the City doing to encourage electric vehicle and bicycle adoption?


  • AMP EV 101 Workshops, dates TBD


  • Postponed events due to Covid


  • Sat, Sept 14: Berkeley National Drive Electric Week Event (Civic Center Park, Berkeley) - https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1630
  • Wed, Sept 25: Transportation Commission presentation on Electric Vehicle Adoption (City Hall)
  • Sat, Oct 12: Electric Vehicle ("EV") Alley as part of the Classic Car Show along Park Street in the city of Alameda - https://downtownalameda.com/events/classic-car-show/
  • Wed, Oct 16: Alameda Municipal Power hosted a public workshop in the City Council Chambers of City Hall on electric vehicles where participants will learn about electric vehicles on the market, charging and range, costs of ownership, available federal, state and local incentives, environmental benefits and more - https://www.alamedamp.com/ev-workshop

AMP to expand Electric Vehicle Fleet (Published March 30, 2022)

AMP Launches New Electric Vehicle Rebates, Online Tools (Published on May 19, 2020)

AMP to Host Events on Electric Vehicles in October (Published on October 4, 2019)   

AMP Increases Cash Amounts for Electric Vehicle Charger Rebates (Published on June 17, 2019)

City of Alameda Announces New Electric Vehicle Fleet (Published on March 2019)

AMP Launches New Electric Vehicle Rebates, Online Tools
AMP Launches New Electric Vehicle Rebates, Online Tools