To achieve our 2030 carbon neutral goal, the City of Menlo Park encourages residents to drive electric vehicles (EVs) for unavoidable vehicle travel. Driving an EV when walking, biking, or public transportation are not available is a great way to work towards achieving carbon neutrality.
EVs reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve air quality because they do not have a tailpipe. Instead of consuming and combusting fossil fuels like a gas car, an EV uses a battery to power an electric motor. Fortunately, Menlo Park’s energy provider, Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), provides businesses and residents 100% GHG free electricity! More EVs on Menlo Park roads, means a significant reduction in our transportation-related emissions. Less emissions means cleaner air and a healthier community.See resources below for charging needs, selecting the best EV for your needs, and other related rebates/incentives.
Learn more about installing an electric vehicle charging station at your multifamily residence or commercial property from Peninsula Clean Energy’s EV Ready program.
You can also check out Plugshare and Chargepoint maps, which indicate charger types and availability in Menlo Park and neighboring cities. Heading out of the area, check out the U.S. Department of Energy map to locate public charging stations nationwide.