The SacMetro AQMD has been awarded grant funds by the California Air Resources Board from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, which are proceeds from the State's Cap-and-Trade Program. These grant funds will be used to launch a pilot car sharing program to benefit disadvantaged communities (CarShare) in the greater Sacramento area. The SacMetro AQMD is partnering with Zipcar, the city of Sacramento, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Authority, Mutual Housing and Policy in Motion.
The CarShare program will place eight battery electric vehicles at three affordable housing communities and the Sac Valley Train Station. Using a reservation system, participants in the CarShare program, including residents of the selected communities, will have access to the electric CarShare vehicle for zero emission mobility.
Implementation of the CarShare program has begun with plans to have the electric vehicles accessible to participants by the summer of 2017.