Plug-in electric vehicles and emerging alternative fuels are promising technologies for reducing pollution and helping the region achieve emission reduction targets. As zero-emission and hybrid cars become more popular, and renewable diesel becomes more widely available, we expect increasing adoption of next-generation alternatively fueled vehicles, including electric vehicles (EVs). To help support this trend, TAM has an Electric Vehicle/Alt Fuel Advisory Working Group, and sponsors or co-sponsors Drive Electric educational test drive events throughout the county. We also support two EV programs for public agencies.
Looking towards the future
TAM is continually working to identify private, regional, state and federal grant opportunities to enable Marin County’s cities, towns and agencies to maximize installation of publicly accessible EV charging stations.