California’s New Car Dealers Contribute to a Greener Sacramento
Contact: Jenny Dudikoff
SACRAMENTO, CA – California’s new car dealers have stepped up and made a significant contribution to making Sacramento a greener place to live, work and play. Sacramento residents and visitors can now enjoy a new, convenient, and easy to use electric vehicle (EV) charging station to accommodate their EV needs, right in the heart of Midtown Sacramento.
The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA), owners of the parking lot on the busy corner of 16th and L Street, collaborated with Electrify America (EA), to provide four EV DC Fast chargers to the urban core of Sacramento. Now up and running, they are among the first of ten EA charging sites that will be established in the Sacramento region.
“We are excited to be part of the green movement taking place locally in Sacramento. Having the opportunity to provide the crucial and conveniently located space for these DC Fast Chargers is a testament to the commitment of California’s new car dealers statewide. Our members want to be part of the solution in making California a greener place to live and do business,” said Brian Maas, president of the California New Car Dealers Association. “We are eager to become more involved in local community efforts promoting zero emission vehicles and will continue to lead by example.”
DC Fast Chargers
As part of a nationwide, multi-year plan, EA’s infrastructure in the CNCDA parking lot includes ultra-fast DC Fast Chargers, capable of 50, 150, and 350 kW, designed and tested for ease of use with brightly lit body and screen making them easy to find in a parking lot day or night, including a long cable to increase accessibility for users. DC Fast Chargers are capable of providing a full charge to compatible electric vehicles in less than 30 minutes.
CNCDA’s Commitment to Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs)
In 2018, California’s new car dealers sold more than 240,000 ZEVs, plug-ins, and hybrids, making up 12 percent of the new vehicle market statewide. This accounts for nearly 50 percent of ZEV sales nationwide. California’s new car dealers remain committed to leading the nation in ZEV adoption. To learn more about California’s new car dealers’ commitment to ZEVs, click here.
As the location host, CNCDA will be participating as a partner in a highly anticipated community event, Sac-to-Zero, taking place Saturday, June 8th from 5:00PM – 8:00 PM. Located in the CNCDA parking lot at 1601 L Street, Sac-to-Zero will be celebrating the movement towards zero emission vehicle transportation in Sacramento. Sac-to-Zero will take place during Sacramento’s Second Saturday, and is a free, family event that will have music, food, drinks, test drives and more information about how Sacramento residents can increase their ZEV footprint in the region. For more information on the event, please visit www.SactoZero.com/launch.
For more than 95 years, CNCDA has represented the interests of California’s franchised new car dealers. CNCDA members are primarily engaged in the retail sale and lease of new and used motor vehicles, but also provide customers with automotive products, parts, service and repair. Our members sold more than 2 million new cars and trucks in 2017 and employ more than 140,000 Californians, significantly contributing to our state’s economy. As the nation’s largest state association of franchised new car and truck dealers—with nearly 1,200 members—CNCDA serves its members by providing legal compliance and legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy.