Humboldt State University

Schatz Energy Research Center

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Planning

Powered by Electricity - North Coast Plug-in Electric Vehicle Project

In 2012, SERC in partnership with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) and engineering consultant GHD began work on a Plug-in Electric Vehicle planning study for California’s North Coast Region (Humboldt, Trinity, and Del Norte Counties). Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) present a compelling opportunity for communities to achieve their environmental goals of significantly reducing emissions of both greenhouse gases and criteria air pollutants.

Funded by the California Energy Commission, the study is part of a coordinated effort throughout the North Coast region to support the successful introduction of PEVs and the development of a strong PEV market.

Specific project tasks include: