The California Department of General Services (DGS) announced the delivery of 10 new Nissan Leaf electric vehicles, which will replace 10 existing vehicles in the DGS daily rental fleet.
DGS also debuted 24 electric vehicle charging stations now available at five locations in the Sacramento area, with plans to add nine additional stations in the DGS State Garages in the near future. Four of these locations have a total of 19 charging stations accessible to the public.
In March, Gov. Brown directed state agencies to facilitate the rapid commercialization of zero-emission vehicles, and ordered California’s state government vehicle fleet to increase its zero-emission vehicles through the normal course of vehicle replacement.
The Governor’s goal is to have at least 10 percent of light-duty vehicle fleet purchases be zero-emission by 2015 and at least 25 percent by 2020.
The purchase, installation, and technical support of the charging stations were supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission. DGS’s goal is to establish infrastructure for additional zero-emission vehicles expected statewide, and expand our efforts to green the state fleet.
The DGS electric vehicle charging stations located at the following locations are available for public use:
– State parking Lot 14 – 1517 13th Street, Sacramento
– State parking Lot 24 – 1500 10th Street, Sacramento
– State parking Lot 50 – 1517 11th Street, Sacramento
– DGS headquarters parking facility – 707 3rd Street, West Sacramento