City Fleet Goes Electric

Have you seen a neat City of Monterey vehicle driving around town?

GEM Car These are our “All Electric” and “Zero Emissions” Global Electric Motorcars (GEM). Special thanks to our City administration for encouraging environmentally friendly vehicle travel within Monterey.

The City of Monterey has obtained a number of savvy all-electric vehicles for regular use around the city. These vehicles boasts regenerative breaking, solid construction and handling, approximately 40 miles of range, and a max speed of 25 miles per hour… uphill.

The city now has three types of electric vehicles roaming as part of the city work fleet, with zero vehicle emissions. These electric vehicles make travel a zip for busy staff during everyday operations. Charging an electric vehicle costs less and utilizes energy more efficiently than internal combustion engines, reducing the City's impact on our air quality in Monterey.

For more info on local air quality and pollution mitigation, see the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District website. < /h6>
If you’re considering purchasing an electric vehicle for personal use, be sure to check out the State of California's Web site for incentives and rebates for these alternative fuel vehicles.

Contact Us
Environmental Programs
526 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-5662
Mon. - Fri. 8 am to 5 pm

Ted J. Terrasas, REHS
Sustainability Coordinator
Electrical Vehicle Charging

Electric Vehicle

The City has four electric vehicle charging areas:
1. Downtown West Parking Garage, First floor, 340 Tyler Street; 2 Stations, Free 4 hour maximum parking.
2. Calle Principal Garage,440 Calle Principal Street, 2 Stations, $0.75 per hour to park, 4 hour maximum.
3. Behind City Hall on Dutra Street. (120 volt plug in)
4. On Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, next to the cemetery across from the Youth Center. (120 volt plug in)
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