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Green My Ride

EVs and Hybrids

Plug-In Hybrid vehicle SCTA and RCPA are working with city and county fleet managers and private sector partners to promote the purchase of electric vehicles and hybrids.  SCTA and RCPA will be working with PG&E and other partners to encourage and coordinate electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Sonoma County Local Governments Electric Vehicle Partnership has been working together to build out an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure over the past 2.5 years to support mass introduction of EVs in late 2010. As local governments, it is our responsibility to provide public infrastructure and to set the standard in responsible use of our resources. We are approaching this through working to provide charging stations for public and private use as well as converting our own government fleets to EVs.

With many major manufacturers launching EVs in late 2010 or early 2011, our goal is to position Sonoma County for mass EV introduction. Through grants and direct purchases we expect to have 129 charging stations, available for fleets and general public use, installed in the County by mid 2011.

County of Sonoma Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program and Installation Guidelines July 2011

Partners include:

City of Cloverdale, City of Cotati, City of Healdsburg, City of Petaluma, City of Rohnert Park, City of Santa Rosa, City of Sebastopol, City of Sonoma, Town of Windsor, County of Sonoma, Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Sonoma County Water Agency

See more information about the Sonoma County Local Governments Electric Vehicle Partnership

Sonoma County Receives Most EV-Ready Community Award

Find an electric vehicle charging station

Reducing VMT

SCTA and RCPA are also working on innovative transportation programs that help reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT). These include:

Pending approval of the MTC’s Climate Initiatives grant, SCTA/RCPA expects to receive funding for three components of the Green My Ride program.

Two additional components are expected to receive $600,000 in funding for:

See more on: Ride sharing information.

For bicycling resources, visit: 511.org bicycling resources, or the the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition websites.

Find out more about VMT here and here.

For bicycling resources, visit: 511.org’s Bicycling Resources Page, and the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition websites.