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EMBRACING AN EMISSION-FREE FUTURE

Community-owned Roseville Electric Utility , one of California ’ s most reliable and cost-effective utilities , is also one of the state ’ s leaders in the quest for cleaner air . Emission-free transportation is a significant focus of the agency to reduce smog and climate change and improve the health of the region .

Roseville is converting its local and commuter transit fleet to electric buses . To help residents transition to emissionfree options , Roseville has also provided rebates for cars , motorcycles and chargers for several years . Increased rebates are available for income-qualified customers and electric vehicle rebates for chargers and fleet vehicles are available to assist local businesses .
“ Over the next several years , we ’ re transitioning to zero-emission , all-electric public transit and light-duty cars , hybrid police patrol units and garbage trucks fueled by Compressed Natural Gas generated by our own waste-to-energy plant ,” says Rachel Radell-Harris , program manager at the City of Roseville . “ These choices reduce fuel and maintenance costs , lighten Roseville ’ s footprint and help better serve our community . In the meantime , we are taking steps such as using renewable diesel fuel , which is cleaner with fewer emissions .”
New laws and regulations will affect residents , companies and agencies , with a goal of expediting the transition to emission-free transportation options . For example , Governor Newsom ’ s recent executive order will require that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles by 2035 , and the California Air Resources Board approved a first-of-its-kind in the U . S . regulation that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to transition to 100 % zero-emission bus fleets by 2040 .
“ Leading the charge , Roseville is making greener choices to improve our city fleet and encouraging both businesses and residents to do the same ,” says Radell- Harris . “ We offer a suite of rebates for electric vehicles and chargers , including commercial incentives for businesses looking to get a jumpstart on the regulatory requirements that are part of the state ’ s plan for a cleaner future .”
Find program information at roseville . ca . us / ev .

Leading the charge , Roseville is making greener choices to improve our city fleet and encouraging both businesses and residents to do the same .
— RACHEL RADELL-HARRIS ,
PROGRAM MANAGER

311 Vernon St ., Roseville , California 95678
( 916 ) 774-5300
SPONSORED PROFILE www . roseville . ca . us / ev
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