Plug-in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles run completely or partially on battery power. Electric vehicles (EVs) have lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than gasoline and diesel vehicles and have the potential for zero GHG emissions if charged with electricity generated by a renewable energy source. EVs also offer lower charging/fuel costs (electricity vs. gasoline or diesel) and maintenance costs.
- California's Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offers up to $7,000 in EV rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible EVs.
- PG&E customers who own or lease an eligible EV are eligible to receive a $500 Clean Fuel Rebate.
- EVs purchased in or after 2010 may also be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. Learn more about electric vehicles at the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Resource Center.
EV Charging Stations
The City of Woodland has installed three dual EV charging stations and one single EV charging station in three public parking lots in Downtown Woodland at and near City Hall and the Woodland Public Library. View the Woodland Conservation Efforts Map for the locations of the EV charging stations. The City plans to continue to install EV charging stations in public parking lots to promote and encourage the use of electric vehicles.
Hybrid vehicles combine an internal combustion engine with a battery and electric motor to offer an improved fuel economy (miles per gallon) and lower GHG emissions compared to gasoline and diesel vehicles. Learn more about hybrid vehicles at California's Drive Clean website.
Bicycling is a great commute and errand trip option to save money, get exercise, and be kind to the environment. In 2015, the League of American Bicyclists designated Woodland as a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community with an estimated daily ridership of approximately 1,220 bicyclists.
Bike Campaign & Bike Garage
The Bike Campaign and Bike Garage were founded in Woodland in April 2012 to help educate people about bicycling and encourage more people to ride their bikes. The Bike Garage is a "pay by donation only" bicycle repair shop located behind Douglas Middle School at the corner of First Street and Hays Street. Visit the Bike Campaign website for the Bike Garage hours of operation and for bicycling resources and events.
Go to the Woodland Bicycles page for the Woodland Bike Map, Downtown bike rack locations, and the City's Bikeway Master Plan.
Public transit offers many environmental benefits, as well as a chance to relax during your commute or errand trip. The City of Woodland's Climate Action Plan establishes goals of increasing bus ridership by 1,000 regular users by 2020 and by 1,500 regular users by 2035 to reduce community-wide GHG emissions.
Yolobus offers several regular, commute, and express routes within Woodland and between Woodland, Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Sacramento. View local bus routes at the Yolobus website.