Our Work

We’re working to reduce the volume of greenhouse gases emitted from cars.

California is

Leading the
electric charge

California ranks first, with a 9.9% adoption of zero emission vehicles.


The State of California has been working on clean air since the early 1950s when cars were discovered to be the source of smog.


In 1960 the California legislature established the Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Board.


In 1968 the federal government granted the first emissions waivers allowing California to set its own vehicle emissions standards.


Since the 1990s, the state Air Resources Board has been mandating low-emissions vehicles and increasing annual sales of zero-emissions vehicles.


In September 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new California executive order:

“Starting January 1, 2035, sales of new vehicles that are powered by an internal combustion engine, which includes gasoline, diesel and hybrid electric vehicles will be banned.”

The result would achieve reductions in greenhouse gases above 35% and an 80% improvement in oxides of nitrogen emissions from cars.

Saving the environment saves you money

California has the highest gas prices in the Nation

At an average price of $5.33 per gallon in the city – and nearly $6 at many stations –  you could easily drive 7-10X as far charging your vehicle at home for the price of one gallon at the pump.

Easy to own

& Rebates

EV purchases come with additional state and federal incentives and tax credits. There also are several rebate programs and organizations specific to the San Francisco area focused on EV assistance.

Federal Tax Credits:

The federal government tax credits range from $2,500 – $7,500.