Accelerating electrification through shared mobility
Shared + Electric Mobility Initiative
Widespread electrification of the American transportation sector is crucial if we are to meet fundamental decarbonization goals. Through our partnership with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, SUMC is scaling knowledge about and use of electric vehicle (EV) shared mobility services that increase access to affordable, clean transportation options for all. We are
sharing best practices through pilot case studies, practitioner outreach, needs assessment, communication plans, and stakeholder workshops.
Mobility Hubs in Affordable Housing Pilot
In partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and TransForm, SUMC is a key partner in this California Air Resources Board-funded project centered on the design and deployment of mobility hubs built around EV carsharing, EV charging, and other shared mobility services at affordable housing sites in the Bay Area.
BlueLA EV Carshare
In April 2019, SUMC and the City of Los Angeles celebrated the one-year anniversary of BlueLA EV Carshare, a first-of-its-kind pilot program we helped create and guide that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and increases mobility choices in disadvantaged communities in and around Central Los Angeles. Since the launch on April 20, 2018 through June 30, 2019, it is estimated that the BlueLA service (90 vehicles, 135 EVSE or chargers, and 27 stations) has reduced annual GHG emissions by 889.71 metric tons, which is equivalent to 972,654 pounds of coal burned or 100,114 gallons of gasoline consumed.
Green Raiteros Rural Electric Vehicle Rideshare
This “Indigenous Uber” program uses a shared fleet of electric vehicles and volunteer drivers or “raiteros” to connect the predominantly Latino and farming city of Huron, California to vital services in Fresno. Developed by the Latino EnvironmentalAdvancement & Policy Institute in partnership with SUMC, Green Raiteros is a progressive step toward transportation justice, and economic opportunity.