MTC supports increasing access to clean mobility options through the electrification of transportation systems.
Transportation electrification (TE) is the replacement of fossil fuels in the transportation sector with electrical power: the inside of vehicles themselves, as well as the power networks that vehicles depend on.
TE, when paired with electricity generated from renewable resources in California plays a key role in helping reduce pollution from the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: transportation.
Electrification to Reach Regional Goals
TE is a key strategy in Plan Bay Area 2050, the long-range regional plan. It helps to achieve the Plan Bay Area 2050 target of a 19% reduction in GHG emissions for transportation by 2035, compared to 2005. To support transportation electrification in the Bay Area, MTC has committed $65 million in funding for the following new TE Initiatives:
|MTC Transportation Electrification Initiatives
Local Public Fleet Electrification
Transportation Electrification Planning and Program Strategy
These TE Initiatives include opportunities for capital project grant funding and planning and technical assistance for local agencies. This page will be updated with funding opportunities for the initiatives above as they become available.
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James Choe, Climate Program Manager
Phone: (415) 778-6664
To meet regional goals, MTC is working with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District), local governments and other partners to develop and support electrification strategies, including:
- EV incentive programs, including Clean Cars for All
- EV charging infrastructure programs, including the Charge! program
- EV readiness planning, including the Bay Area Electric Vehicle Acceleration Plan
- E-mobility programs, including the Richmond-San Rafael Forward initiative
- Stakeholder coordination and information sharing, including the Bay Area EV Coordinating Council
MTC, in partnership with the Air District, organizes quarterly meetings of the Bay Area EV Coordinating Council. The EV Council is a peer-to-peer forum of stakeholders to share information, provide input, and communicate updates to EV Resources.
EV's are cars and trucks that run partially or completely using an electric propulsion system, reducing their reliance on fossil fuels. Electrified public transit and other shared vehicle options offer even more environmental, health, safety and economic benefits by reducing the number of vehicles on the road and the cost of getting around. Newer electric mobility (e-mobility) options, including electric bicycles, scooters and car share, also offer affordable ways to get around with an even lower impact on the environment.