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Drive Electric

Driving an electric vehicle (EV) helps the air, your wallet and the planet. Attend a Drive Electric workshop to find an EV that is right for you.

Upcoming Workshops

EV 101: An Introduction to Owning Electric Vehicles (webinar)

When: Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m. to noon

Register for EV 101

EV 201: Finding the Electric Vehicle for Your Lifestyle (webinar)

When: Monday, May 24, 7 to 8 p.m.

Register for EV 201

Electric Vehicle Benefits

Save money. Say goodbye to oil changes. EVs have lower maintenance and fueling costs over the vehicle's lifetime. Take advantage of federal and local tax credits, rebates and incentives to lower the sticker price.

Enjoy the ride. Faster acceleration and a quieter driving experience can add a boost to your commute, school drop-off and errands.

Save Time. With an EV you'll never need to visit a gas station again. Charge your EV at home, work or a local shopping center. Drive in the carpool lanes with a Clean Air Vehicle decal and spend less time in traffic.

Right style, right size. EVs come in many styles and sizes, ranging from sedans to SUVs. There's an EV that caters to every need – large trunks, car seats, high clearance, tight spaces... you name it.

Help the climate. When you charge your EV in Sunnyvale, you are fueling your vehicle with carbon-free electricity from Silicon Valley Clean Energy. Gas vehicles are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Sunnyvale. Driving electric is one of the most impactful changes you can make to help the planet.

Drive Electric Sunnyvale Program Goals

Drive Electric Sunnyvale is an action (Next Move) in the City's Climate Action Playbook. Drive Electric aims to help our community reach our zero-emission vehicle targets. Those targets are 20% of all road vehicles be zero-emission by 2030. And 75% be zero-emission by 2050. The program provides educational tools to help drivers switch to electric vehicles.

Resources

Plugshare - Find local charging stations (interactive map).

EV Assistant (Silicon Valley Clean Energy) - Browse new and used electric vehicles and charging options. Also, discover rebates and incentives.

Last Updated: Apr 5, 2021
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