December 20, 2023 — The City of South Bend announces today the release of its Community Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Plan. The Plan identifies strategic needs and opportunities to improve equitable charging access and support progress towards South Bend’s EV future. Through the creation of this Plan, the City will be prepared to take full advantage of upcoming federal grant opportunities to support the development of a convenient and reliable charging network, which will help the City accelerate EV adoption.
“South Bend is ready to build the infrastructure necessary for our transition to electric vehicles,” said Mayor James Mueller. “I thank every community member who contributed to this Plan for working together toward our clean energy future.”
Transitioning to a cleaner transportation system will enable the City to address climate change in alignment with its Climate Action Plan, Carbon Neutral 2050. The Plan identifies energy and transportation focused strategies to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 and additionally improve air quality. Since emissions associated with passenger vehicles make up approximately 20 percent of community emissions, EV adoption will play a critical role in meeting community goals.
For more information, or to download the Plan, visit southbendin.gov/sustainability.