The Countyís fleet includes eight all electric messenger vans.
Electric Vehicle Projects
Electric vehicles have a number of advantages over gasoline-powered vehicles—chief among these is reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases. The development of electric vehicle infrastructure and vehicles also helps create green jobs. The County has had electric vehicles in its fleet for years and is now expanding our use of electric vehicles and helping to create a network of charging stations in the Bay Area.
Local Government Electric Vehicle Fleet Project
The Local Government Electric Vehicle Fleet Project is a high impact initiative to showcase electric vehicles in multiple government fleets, create substantial direct emission reductions, and serve as a model to scale this clean energy solution nationwide. Project partners are working to purchase and install 90 all electric vehicles and 90 charging points throughout the Bay Area. This clean transportation infrastructure will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 400,000 pounds per year and also significantly reduce air pollution. The project is generously supported by a $2.8 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and is a partnership between Alameda County, Sonoma County, Sonoma Water District, Transportation Authority of Marin, City of San Francisco, City of San Jose, City of Fremont, City of Concord, City of Oakland, City of Santa Rosa, and the Bay Area Climate Collaborative.
More information on this innovative clean transportation partnership.
Charging Station Locations
Electric vehicle drivers can charge electric vehicles at County-owned parking garages and lots in Alameda, Hayward, Oakland, and San Leandro. Charging will be free through December 2014. (Drivers do pay to enter pay garages as usual.) Thirty-two stations are open to the public during regular business hours.
Dual Level 1 & Level II charging stations are located at:
- Environmental Health Building, 1131 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda
- Amador Parking Garage (first floor), 24360 Amador Street, Hayward
- Public Works Building, 224 West Winton Avenue, Hayward
- AlcoPark Garage (floors 2 & 8), 165 13th Street, Oakland
- Oakland Parking Facility (basement level), 585 Seventh Street, Oakland
- Juvenile Justice Center, 2200 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro