City CarShare, a Bay Area nonprofit organization, plans to provide shared electric cars to Bay Area residents and businesses under the car sharing electrification program, eFleet, administered by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) and City CarShare.

The initial stage of eFleet, budgeted at $2.5m, is largely funded by a $1.7m Climate Innovation Grant through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to provide vehicles, charging station infrastructure, and promotional programs on electrified transportation in the Bay Area.

Under the initial 2 year phase of eFleet, City CarShare will make more than 30 EVs available to its members, provide public charging station infrastructure, establish supportive technology for managing an electric fleet and design outreach programs to promote adoption and usage of EVs.

eFleet programs will initially focus on locations in Berkeley and San Francisco with plans to expand to Oakland and other Bay Area locations, eliminating an estimated 12,000 tons of CO2 emission during this initial two-year stage.

City CarShare CEO Rick Hutchinson said that the eFleet program will make electric vehicles available to thousands of Bay Area car sharing members by providing low-cost access to electric vehicles and contributing to huge savings of greenhouse gas emissions.

“We applaud the MTC for having the vision to support innovative, strategic transportation projects, including the various electrification programs funded through the Climate Initiative grants,” Hutchinson said.