First EVs in new car-sharing program with Envoy to roll out in Sacramento; 142 e-Golfs by early 2019; Sac-to-Zero

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The primary of tons of of electrical car-sharing automobiles coming to Sacramento, California as a part of Electrify America’s $44-million funding within the Metropolis can be unveiled tomorrow on the Whispering Pines Flats in Meadowview.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Electrify America and Envoy, an electrical car-sharing firm awarded funds by Electrify America, will introduce this system’s first electrical automobiles at 11:00 a.m. Residents of the advanced will have the ability to lease the automobiles on a per-minute, per-hour or every day foundation.

Envoy is the primary of two electrical automotive share initiatives Electrify America is supporting in Sacramento. By early 2019, Envoy will supply 142 Volkswagen e-Golf electrical automobiles at 71 areas with Degree 2 charging stations.

Envoy’s electrical car-sharing service consists of insurance coverage for drivers with a legitimate driver’s license and good driving file. Residents can unlock the automobiles by the “Envoy There” cell software for Android and iOS. This system was designed to offer wanted mobility to decrease revenue communities.

Electrify America and the Metropolis of Sacramento this week additionally launched the “Sac-to-Zero” initiative, which goals to speed up using shared “clear mobility” transportation. Electrify America is funding electrical automobile charging infrastructure, zero emissions automotive sharing, and electrical shuttle and bus applications.

A second car-sharing firm, Gig, plans to reach in Sacramento in 2019 with 260 electrical automobiles that may be picked up by clients and dropped off anyplace inside a 13-mile residence zone.

The target behind Sac-to-Zero is to offer widespread entry and use of zero emissions-related transportation choices for Sacramento-area residents, significantly these dwelling in inexpensive housing communities the place entry to transportation could be restricted and tougher. Envoy’s automotive sharing program is the first-step in our multi-pronged strategy.

—Richard Steinberg, senior director of selling, communications and Inexperienced Metropolis initiatives, Electrify America

Sac-to-Zero is the brand new title for Electrify America’s Inexperienced Metropolis initiative in Sacramento, which is a part of the corporate’s California Cycle 1 Funding Plan. The Metropolis plans to extend entry to zero-emissions automobiles (ZEVs), broaden ZEV know-how use, and put together Sacramento for future electrical automobile adoption.

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Over a 10-year interval ending in 2027, Electrify America is investing $800 million in California to put in electrical vehicle-charging infrastructure and ZEV training and entry applications within the US.

The Sac-to-Zero initiative is a coordinated effort between Electrify America, the Metropolis of Sacramento and strategic e-transportation collaborators that embrace Envoy, GIG Automobile Share, Sacramento Regional Transit, Yolo County Transportation District, Franklin Neighborhood Improvement Company and UC Davis. The Sac-to-Zero training and outreach marketing campaign is being executed by native communications agency 3fold Communications.


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