Drive Electric Earth Month
Drive Electric Event and E-Shuttle Launch
Apr 20, 2022
|Wednesday, April 20, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT
|Richmond Civic Center
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
Event ReportMayor Thomas Butt spoke at the event which also served as the official launch of the Richmond MOVES on demand electric shuttle.
“Connecting people to where they need to go –
and in an environmentally responsible manner - has long been a high priority
for the City of Richmond and my office,” said Mayor Tom Butt. “Whether folks
are visiting one of our beautiful parks or historic neighborhoods, traveling to
BART or the Ferry Terminal, or engaging with other community members at the
Richmond Civic Center – we want to make that as accessible and affordable as we
possibly can – and this is a step in the right direction.”
Richmond Moves will be powered by Via, the
global leader in TransitTech. Via’s intelligent algorithms allow riders to book
an on-demand ride to a nearby transit hub, and then directs them to a “virtual
bus stop” within a short walking distance. Riders enjoy quick, efficient shared
trips that provide more flexibility than traditional transportation options
with fixed routes and schedules.
Richmond Moves is funded through the new statewide Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO). The project is part of the California Climate Investments (CCI), a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities. CMO is administered by CALSTART, in partnership with Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) and the Local Government Commission (LGC).
Audrey Momoh, the District Director for Senator
Skinner, and Robert Rogers, District Coordinator, from the Office of County Supervisor John Gioia were in attendance. Denée Evans, Transportation Services Project Manager also highlighted the city's e-Bikeshare program which is operated by Gotcha Bikes. Also, announced was the soon to launch, carshare program that is operated by Miocar, and made possible through the Charge Up Contra Costa project and funds awarded by the California Energy Commission.
photo by: Gabino Arrendo, Richmond City Manager's Office
Video courtesy of Robert Rogers, District Coordinator for the Office of County Supervisor John Gioia: https://twitter.com/roberthrogers1/status/1516919358349447169?s=20&t=yIiru7SMtoxtMIGdf8PLWw Joy Massey, Transform is announcing upcoming electric vehicle services and eBike rebates for Richmond. Video courtesy of the Richmond KCRT Team Way to Go Contra Costa link: http://www.waytogocc.com
There are currently 159 attendees registered.
Plug-In Vehicles Registered by Attendees
|Tesla Model 3
|Ford Fusion Energi
|Kia Soul EV
|Other Plug-In Vehicle
|Chevy Spark EV
|Ford Mustang Mach-E
|Honda Clarity Battery Electric
|Hyundai KONA Electric
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)
|Smart fortwo electric drive
|Tesla Model S
|Toyota Plug-in Prius
|Toyota Prius Prime
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)
Registered attendees report 714,444 electric miles driven.