Envoy Technologies First to Deploy On-Demand, Community-Based Electric Vehicles in Sacramento as Part of Electrify America’s Sac-to-Zero Initiative


Initial deployments include more than 20 vehicles across 10
properties; 75 percent of electric vehicles deployed in disadvantaged

, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based
electric vehicles (EVs), today announced the first wave of live sites
and vehicle deployments under the Electrify
Green City initiative in Sacramento called Sac-to-Zero. The
companies joined Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg at an event to
unveil the first EVs, and outline the vision for future development.

More than 20 Volkswagen e-Golf vehicles are now available across
Sacramento at over 10 multi-family properties, each with an accompanying
Level 2 charging station. The majority of these sites are in
disadvantaged communities where drivers can use the “Envoy
” mobile application to use vehicles for a myriad of uses,
including personal errands or exploring job opportunities in new areas.

Envoy’s car share program is part of Electrify America’s $44 million
investment in a comprehensive initiative, Sac-to-Zero, which is designed
to shift mobility choice to electric mobility options. The initiative is
intended to increase access to zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) in the
Sacramento area, expand ZEV technology use, and prepare the City for
future electric vehicle adoption.

“We’re extremely proud to collaborate with Electrify America and bring
this deployment to fruition only months after being announced,” said
Envoy co-founders Aric Ohana and Ori Sagie. “With thanks to Electrify
America, the City of Sacramento, and Mayor Steinberg’s office, we can
offer drivers easy access to EVs, especially drivers from disadvantaged
communities, where transportation options tend to be scarce.”

“The arrival of Envoy in Sacramento will give our residents who struggle
to find reliable transportation an affordable, clean option for getting
around,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “It’s another step in
our City’s evolution into a national model of clean, shared mobility. We
are thrilled to partner with Electrify America in this effort.”

The Sac-to-Zero initiative features two new car sharing services, new
ZEV bus and shuttle routes and state-of-the-art electric vehicle
charging systems throughout the Sacramento area.

“Envoy is the first of multiple zero-emission vehicle initiatives to be
funded through our Sac-to-Zero investments,” said Rich Steinberg, Senior
Director, Marketing, Communications and Green Cities at Electrify
America. “We are excited to begin the rollout of this program in
Sacramento and look forward to launching additional ZEV transportation
choices for the residents of the Sacramento area.”

The full project is anticipated to be completed early in 2019. Envoy’s
fleet will eventually feature more than 140 vehicles in over 70
different locations.

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), which was
created to ensure the ongoing development of affordable housing in
Sacramento, was an early collaborator with Envoy to help identify car
sharing locations.

“The agency is excited about being one of the leading partners in this
effort,” said Tyrone R. Williams, director of development, SHRA. “As the
Housing Authority for the City and County we are committed to providing
mobility options in public housing communities and to residents in
underserved communities.”

For more info about Electrify America, visit: https://www.electrifyamerica.com/our-plan

About Sac-to Zero

The Sac-to Zero initiative is a coordinated effort between Electrify
America, the City of Sacramento and strategic e-transportation partners
that include Envoy, GIG Car Share, Sacramento Regional Transit, Yolo
County Transportation District, Franklin Neighborhood Development
Corporation and UC Davis. Sac-to Zero programs aim to
accelerate the use of shared “clean mobility” transportation such as
electric vehicles, electric shuttles and other modes of ZEV mobility for
Sacramento-area residents and visitors.

About Envoy Technologies

Envoy Technologies, a Culver City-based provider of turnkey electric
vehicle car-sharing services, offers vehicles where people live, work
and stay (i.e. apartments, student housing, office campuses, co-working
spaces, hotels). Envoy equips real estate owners and operators with a
new and innovative way to enhance the lifestyle of their tenants,
members and guests by providing mobility as an amenity. Learn more at https://www.envoythere.com/.

About Electrify America

Electrify America LLC, which is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, will
invest $2 billion over the next 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV)
infrastructure and awareness. The investment will enable millions of
Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the
build-out of a nationwide network of workplace, community and highway
chargers that are convenient and reliable. For more information, visit www.electrifyamerica.com.


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