California Legislature Passes Senator Skinner’s SB 1014 Electrify California Ride-hailing (E-CAr) 

August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today the California Legislature passed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) E-CAr legislation, SB 1014. E-CAr, which stands for Electrify California Ride-hailing, is landmark legislation that would accelerate the uptake of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) deployed by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.

Skinner’s legislation would direct the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to adopt and implement targets to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted per passenger mile for rides arranged through Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).

“Tailpipe pollution is still the main contributor to poor air quality and climate damaging emissions. SB 1014 enlists ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft in California’s effort to get more EVs and other zero-emission vehicles on our roads,” said Senator Skinner.

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 the state’s vehicle fleets, mandating that 50 percent of light-duty state-owned vehicles be ZEV by 2025. These actions build on Governor Brown’s recent Executive Order that set a goal of 5 million ZEVs on California roads by 2030.

“The health of our air and our climate requires we move rapidly toward zero-emission vehicles,” said Skinner. “E-CAr recognizes that ride-hailing services could be a game changer in our transition to fossil fuel free vehicles.”

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.