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Supporting the City of Santa Monica's efforts to bring 1,000 EV Chargers to the Community

Drive Clean Santa Monica, co-founded by Kelly Richard Olsen and Paul Scott, is dedicated to making it easier for the tens of thousands of Santa Monicans who live in apartment and condominium buildings to stop driving polluting gas cars and start driving clean, zero-emission electric cars.

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Not having a convenient, reliable way to charge their vehicle is the biggest reason why residents of multi-family buildings in Santa Monica do not drive electric cars.

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Many residents have no parking spot in their building and must park randomly on the street which makes it impossible to install a personal charger.

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Even for those fortunate enough to have assigned parking in their condo or apartment complex, the age of the building’s electrical system often makes the installation of an EV charger cost prohibitive.

To make it easier for residents in multi-family neighborhoods to drive EVs, the Santa Monica City Council adopted the Santa Monica Electric Vehicle Action Plan, which includes Drive Clean Santa Monica’s policy recommendations to have 300 public chargers installed and operating by November, 2019 and 1,000 chargers by November, 2024.

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When these chargers are in place, thousands of Santa Monica residents will be able to switch from a gas car to an EV and conveniently charge in their own neighborhood!

Making Santa Monica the most EV friendly city in the country and getting more residents into EVs will make a huge difference in the air quality of our community and the region.

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Why is the EV Action plan such an important step in making Santa Monica a healthier place to live? The number one source of air pollution and greenhouse gas in our city is generated by gasoline-powered passenger vehicles.

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These are sobering statistics, but we can change them!

 

By switching from a gas-powered vehicle to an EV, you not only help save lives, you help save the environment, too.

 

100% electric cars have no tailpipe and therefore no tailpipe pollution. In addition, Santa Monica's EV chargers are powered with green electricity, providing 100% renewable electricity to your car’s battery.

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Want to see how much of a difference you can make in cleaning up the air in your neighborhood by driving an EV instead of of a gas car?

 

Simply click this link, enter your zip code, the make, model and the year of any EV, and it will compare it to the pollution generated by a gas-powered car.

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What about the overall impacts on the environment of an EV?  Watch this short video made by the Union of Concerned Scientists about the environmental life cycle of a gas car compared to an EV.

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Supporting the City of Santa Monica's efforts to bring 1,000 EV Chargers to the Community

Drive Clean Santa Monica, co-founded by Kelly Richard Olsen and Paul Scott, is dedicated to making it easier for the tens of thousands of Santa Monicans who live in apartment and condominium buildings to stop driving polluting gas cars and start driving clean, zero-emission electric cars.

Paul Scott gives advice at the Drive Clean Santa Monica booth during Climate Fest 2018

Not having a convenient, reliable way to charge their vehicles is the biggest reason why residents of multi-family buildings in Santa Monica do not drive electric cars.

Drive Clean Santa Monica advocates for a network of EV chargers in Santa Monica.

Many residents have no parking spot in their building and must park randomly on the street which makes it impossible to install a personal charger.

Drive Clean Santa Monica recognizes that many EV drivers in Santa Monica live in mult-family districts without easy access to chargers.
Many EV drivers in Santa Monica cannot install home chargers because of old or outdated electrical systems.

Even for those fortunate enough to have assigned parking in their condo or apartment complex, the age of the building’s electrical system often makes the installation of an EV charger cost prohibitive.

To make it easier for residents in multi-family neighborhoods to drive EVs, the Santa Monica City Council adopted the Santa Monica Electric Vehicle Action Plan, which includes Drive Clean Santa Monica’s policy recommendations to have 300 public chargers installed and operating by November, 2019 and 1,000 chargers by November, 2024.

The Santa Monica Electric Vehicle Action Plan was created with valuable input fro Drive Clean Santa Monica board members.

When these chargers are in place, thousands of Santa Monica residents will be able to switch from a gas car to an EV and conveniently charge in their own neighborhood!

Making Santa Monica the most EV friendly city in the country and getting more residents into EVs will make a huge difference in the air quality of our community and the region.

Santa Monica residents will be able to easily charge their EVs once the 1,000 chargers are online.

Why is the EV Action Plan such an important step in making Santa Monica a healthier place to live? The number one source of air pollution and greenhouse gas in our city is generated by gasoline-powered passenger vehicles.

Drive Clean Santa Monica is pushing for more EV chargers in the city to help end dependence on gas-powered vehicles.
Air pollution kills 9,200 Californians per year - one of the reasons why Drive Clean Santa Monica is working to make it easier to drive an EV in Santa Monica.
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These are sobering statistics, but we can change them!

 

By switching from a gas-powered vehicle to an EV, you not only help save lives, you help save the environment, too.

 

100% electric cars have no tailpipe and therefore no tailpipe pollution. In addition, Santa Monica's EV chargers are powered with green electricity, providing 100% renewable electricity to your car’s battery.