California Energy Commission awards Envoy $1.5 million for EV sharing in disadvantaged communities

Envoy Technologies has been awarded $1.5M in funding from the California Energy Commission to develop and implement an Electric Vehicle Shared Mobility Program that will primarily benefit disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento Metropolitan and the California Bay Area.

Envoy provides shared mobility as an amenity where people live, work and stay. The company says its turnkey solution enables the real estate industry, companies, communities and municipalities the ability to implement closed and exclusive car sharing, e-bike and e-scooter sharing for any size community.

Members of the disadvantaged communities where Envoy will be installed will be able to reserve vehicles for either personal use or to earn income driving for delivery services such as Postmates, Grubhub and ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft.

Envoy partnered with ChargePoint for installation of EV chargers.

“The goal of the CarShare Expansion is to create a sustainable car-sharing program to serve as a model of partnership and efficient use of public funds that is easily replicated by other MSA’s within California,” said Aric Ohana, Co-Founder of Envoy.

 

Envoy also obtained letters of support from Mercy Housing and USA Properties Fund, and plans on deploying over 80 vehicles in Sacramento Metro and Bay Area.

“Our partners were essential in the development on this proposal,” said Ori Sagie, Co-Founder of Envoy. “We are excited to see the impact our project will have on the communities in the Bay Area and Sacramento as we strive to decrease traffic congestion, reduce parking needs and promote the use of electric vehicles.”

 

Source: Envoy Technologies

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