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 by January 1, 2020, transportation emissions will represent over 70 percent of Alameda's greenhouse gas emissions. The city's goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030, which is in the draft Climate Action and Resiliency Plan.
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). The city also is promoting the adoption of electric vehicles from cars and forklifts to motorcycles and mopeds. 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 adoption?
- Raising awareness and educating the community (please refer to below events and news)
- Evaluating and improving public charging
- Providing financial incentives for electric vehicle chargers (residents and commercial)
- Streamlining the electric vehicle charger permit process
- Electrifying the city's and AMP's fleets with Public Works and AMP's fleet electrification as underway