SB 1014, Senator Skinner’s Electrify California Ride-hailing bill (E-CAr) Clears Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

April 24, 2018

SB 1014, Senator Skinner’s Electrify California Ride-hailing bill (E-CAr) Clears Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) E-CAr bill, SB 1014, was passed by the California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today and now goes on to Senate Appropriations. E-CAr, which stands for Electrify California Ride-hailing, would accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles and other zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) deployed by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Skinner’s legislation would set zero-emission targets for rides arranged through Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).

“With ride hailing being a convenient way to get around, it’s no surprise that more and more vehicle miles come from the trips we arrange on our phones,” said Senator Skinner. “With SB 1014 we can rest assured that those trips are less polluting.”

SB 1014, E-Car, would establish “clean mile” targets for the trips deployed by TNC/ride hailing companies. These targets specify that a percentage of TNC miles must be provided by zero-emission vehicles. SB 1014 proposes that 20 percent of TNC miles be “clean” by the end of 2023 and 50 percent by the end of 2026. The bill proposes a 100 percent ZEV target for vehicles owned or leased by TNCs, and this target would need to be achieved by 2030.

Skinner’s E-CAr legislation is only her most recent action on ZEVs. Last year, the Senator authored SB 498 to jumpstart ZEV adoption by increasing the number of ZEVs in public and commercial vehicle fleets. Skinner’s bills build on Governor Brown’s recent Executive Order that set a goal of 5 million ZEVs on California roads by 2030.

“Zero Emission Vehicles are key to solving air pollution and climate change,” said Skinner. “E-CAr puts ride-hailing at the forefront of clean air and carbon-free transportation.”

Senator Nancy Skinner (@NancySkinnerCA) represents the 9th Senate District. She serves as Chair of the Senate Public Safety Committee and the Budget Subcommittee on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary.
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