Transportation Electrification

Electrifying Our Transportation Resources

Here in the Central Coast region, transportation contributes to  60% of our local greenhouse gas emissions. 
Between gasoline and diesel emissions, the Central Coast emits over 4.5 million metric tons of transportation related greenhouse gas emissions and spends close to $2 billion per year to fuel over 1 million vehicles. 
Electrifying the transportation sector has tremendous environmental, social and economic benefits. Every gallon of fuel that is switched to electricity is money that can be spent locally and invested in sustainability of the Central Coast.60
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Economic and Environmental Benefits
3CE is providing communities with the keys to progress in these two important areas: economy and environment. 
    • Save money through valuable rebates and incentives
    • Accelerate the regional reduction of GHG emissions 
    • Add value to your business or property
3CE and Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) have partnered to fund 100% of the cost to replace at least six traditional school buses with electric buses.
This energy program helps ensure your school district has the opportunity to replace your diesel school buses with clean running electric buses and reduce overhead costs while improving local air quality.
The Central Coast Incentive Project (CCIP), in cooperation with the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), makes more than $7 million available to eligible customers to offset costs associated with building new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.

In collaboration with the California Energy Commission and the Center for Sustainable Energy, the CCIP will increase the number of accessible chargers throughout the region and support the growth of plug-in EVs while reducing air pollution caused by vehicle emissions.
Currently, EVs make up only 1% of all vehicles in the Monterey Bay Region. In order to meet statewide goals and continue shaping the Central Coast as an innovative leader in sustainability, our region’s EV ownership must grow to 15% by 2030.

The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program provides major incentives for EV purchases and leases. Phase 1 has closed but funding is still available through Phase 2.