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Zero Emissions Delivery Zone (ZEDZ) Pilot

Santa Monica has partnered with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to launch the ZEDZ pilot. The pilot incentivizes clean, electric delivery vehicles by offering priority curb space in the one-square mile test zone in Downton Santa Monica and along Main Street. The program will test the deployment, implementation, and utilization  of various types of light-duty zero emission transportation technologies (like delivery robots, e-cargo bikes, and light electric trucks) and supportive charging infrastructure, as well as curb access and policy incentive strategies. Learn more here.

Santa Monica EV Action Plan

The plan provides a comprehensive strategy to increase access to public and private charging infrastructure, synchronize parking policies and develop outreach and education programs to increase awareness.  Download plan (5MB) pdf(1)

Is a solar-powered electric vehicle right for you?

Go Solar has established a calculator that helps you make an informed decision about how solar can fuel your personal transportation. With a solar-powered electric vehicle you can save money on gasoline and maintenance, while saving energy and shrinking your carbon footprint.
 EV Auto

Switching to an EV

Considering going electric? Check out different vehicle models, pricing, and incentives at 

The California Air Resources Board also provides an online buying guide to the cleanest, most efficient cars on the market.


Ready, Set, Charge

The electrical utility serving Santa Monica, Southern California Edison, has a library of resources to help consumers Get Ready to Plug-In.


Green Fleet

The City of Santa Monica has been greening its fleet of vehicles for years. For other municipalities considering making similar decisions, and for anyone interested in the latest alternative technologies, Climate Mayors has a round-up of the current state of the field at 

Big Blue Bus

SMC students and staff can now ride the City's Big Blue Bus line for FREE, Any Line, Any Time. Way to go, SMC!  Thanks to a partnership of the Associated Students, Santa Monica College and the Big Blue Bus, students and staff can now get around a lot easier. Info on the Big Blue Bus website can help you plan your trip, or call BBB Customer Service for help at (310) 451-5444.


EV Action Plan


We're working hard to expand and improve our charging infrastructure to help you drive clean. EV Action Plan ADOPTED 5MB pdf symbol  

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