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 adoption?