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City Zero Emission Vehicles

City Zero Emission Vehicles

CITY OF WESTMINSTER ACQUIRES ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES

CITY OF WESTMINSTER, CA - [March 29, 2019] - To promote the use of clean air vehicles, the City of Westminster is procuring zero emission vehicles as well as installing additional charging stations. With the help of a grant of $120,900 in Clean Transportation Funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), the City is providing the city’s first electric shuttle for use with the WOW (Westminster on Wheels) Senior Transportation Program, first set of electric fleet vehicles, and charging stations at the Community Services parking lot for public use and City’s Corporation Yard for fleet use.

The City received funding through the MSRC’s Local Government Match Program, which provides up to a dollar-for-dollar match to co-fund clean air projects implemented by eligible cities and counties within the South Coast region. The MSRC allocates Clean Transportation Funding from a $4 surcharge on vehicle license fees, specifically to be used for local projects designed to reduce air pollution from mobile sources such as cars, trucks and buses. Over its 25-year history, the MSRC has distributed more than $400 million in funding to innovative clean air projects, like Westminster’s new charging stations, throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  Such projects have helped to remove as much as 13,000 tons of air pollution from the skies of Southern California.

“With recent installation of charging stations, it is time for City to take advantage of the stations by acquiring electric vehicles for our fleet.” noted Marwan Youssef, Public Works Director for the City of Westminster. “Providing zero emission fleet vehicles and shuttle for our senior transportation program is a great way to promote the use of clean air vehicles for Westminster residents and employees.“ 

The electric shuttle, fleet vehicles, and charging stations at the Community Services parking lot should be in service by the end of June 2019.  The charging station at the Corporation Yard should be in service by the end of November 2019. 

Contact: Veronica Johnson at 714-548-3436 or vejohnson@westminster-ca.gov for more information.