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Energy and Climate Change

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Planning

Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs)

NEVs are low speed motorized vehicles that have four wheels and can reach speeds of up to 25 mph. They offer a zero-emission mobility option that is convenient for making short trips within the community. NEVs appear throughout the SANDAG Regional Mobility Hub Strategy as a clean energy mobility option for urban and suburban communities alike.

In 2018, SANDAG sponsored Senate Bill 1151 (Bates) to authorize any city within San Diego County to establish a NEV transportation plan. These plans identify where NEVs can safely operate in a community in addition to opportunities for implementation of NEV infrastructure including parking, dedicated lanes, and more. SB 1151 supports a regional approach to expanding shared mobility choices, enhancing connections to transit, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Webinar: NEV Transportation Planning - Shared Facilities

SANDAG hosted a webinar on April 25, 2019, to highlight considerations for planning and implementing shared facilities for NEVs and various modes of travel like walking, biking, and other emerging shared mobility services. Guest speakers Jacki Bacharach and Wally Siembab (South Bay Cities Council of Governments) and Lennart Nout (Mobycon) shared their experience integrating NEV facilities into the local mobility network.

Webinar Recording:

Webinar: NEV Transportation Planning in California

SANDAG hosted a webinar on November 16, 2018, to relay information about SB 1151 and opportunities for NEV expansion in the San Diego region. Guest speakers Tom Kirk (Executive Director, Coachella Valley Association of Governments) and Ray Leftwich (Engineer, City of Lincoln, CA) shared their experience with NEV plans and facilities while highlighting benefits and challenges associated with NEV implementation.

Webinar Recording:

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Transportation Plans

City of Lincoln: NEV Transportation Plan (2006)

City of Rocklin: NEV Transportation Plan (2008)

Cities of Lincoln and Rocklin: NEV Transportation Plan Evaluation (2011)

Western Riverside Council of Governments 4-City NEV Transportation Plan (2010)

Coachella Valley Association of Governments: NEV Transportation Plan (2016)

Mobycon Urban Mobility: A New Design Approach for Urban Space (2016)

LA Metro: Slow Speed Network Strategic Plan for the South Bay (2017)

NEV Shuttle Operations in the United States

NEV shuttles offer zero-emission mobility options that enhance connections to transit, commercial destinations, and more. SANDAG has compiled information on several NEV shuttle operations in the US: NEV Shuttle Operations in the US

Project Manager(s)

Marisa Mangan, Associate Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 595-5614, Email:

Eva Sanchez, Regional Planner
Phone (619) 595-1326, Email: