3,090
jobs in future mobility

11.4%
job growth

8.9% faster
industry job growth than the nation

Source: EMSI Industry Characteristics 2019

Greater Sacramento is situated at the epicenter of global air quality policy, as home to the California Air Resources Board, and within the largest US market for electric vehicles, California. With the California Mobility Center set to launch in 2020 and an already growing sector of research and development, both by private companies and educational institutions, the region is primed to become a world leader in future mobility.

100+
+ projects per year*

$10 million
in expected revenue*

350+
engineers and partners*

* Impact of PEM Motion’s sister Center of Excellence in Aachen, Germany.

California Mobility Center: A center of excellence

Based on the PEM Motion model in Aachen, Germany, the California Mobility Center will support, fund and commercialize new future mobility technologies and develop and promote new business and policy models for adoption on the international stage. This international hub of innovation will be driven by a sustainable workforce trained in partnership with regional university and community college programs. The first phase of the Center is set to be completed in 2020.

Mobility research institutions

UC Davis is paving the way in future mobility research with two centers devoted to the industry. Top Hyundai engineers at the Hyundai Center of Excellence in Vehicle Dynamic Systems conduct research aimed at making Hyundai vehicles safer, better-handling and more fun to drive, with a focus on integrated vehicle control systems, suspension and steering control and advanced driver assistance systems. The university’s Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center works closely with California utilities, automakers, regulators and research institutions to develop a sustainable market for plug-in vehicles, analyzing consumer perspectives and vehicle use, charging infrastructure, fleet market development, batteries and the impact of human-machine interfaces on behavior.

CleanStart: Accelerating clean tech growth

Founded in 2005, CleanStart is a nonprofit organization designed to accelerate the development of clean technology ventures in Northern California. The organization empowers entrepreneurs with knowledge, capital and connections through networking events, promoting the region’s clean tech economy and hosting clean tech business classes.

A leading region for micro-mobility

Greater Sacramento is home to a variety of micro-mobility initiatives, including:

Gig Car Share

Together with the City of Sacramento and Electrify America, Gig Car Share launched the nation’s largest all-electric car-sharing fleet here in Sacramento. This initiative is a part of Electrify America’s Green City program, which will invest $44 million into electric car share services, electric bus and shuttles and ultra-fast car charging infrastructure in the Greater Sacramento region.

Our Community CarShare

Our Community CarShare is a free membership transportation service in the City of Sacramento geared towards increasing access to zero emission vehicles. The program is operated by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District in partnership with Zipcar.

Electric bikes and scooters

JUMP bikes and scooters are available in Sacramento, West Sacramento and Davis. Uber reports that the region’s fleet of 1,000 JUMP bikes are used for an average 6,500 rides per day during good weather.

Via Rideshare

The City of West Sacramento partnered with ride share company Via to cut down on travel time through the City. The program is designed to match multiple riders going in the same direction on a route devised in real time to minimize delays.


 

Gig Car Share

Together with the City of Sacramento and Electrify America, Gig Car Share launched the nation’s largest all-electric car-sharing fleet here in Sacramento. This initiative is a part of Electrify America’s Green City program, which will invest $44 million into electric car share services, electric bus and shuttles and ultra-fast car charging infrastructure in the Greater Sacramento region.


 

Our Community CarShare

Our Community CarShare is a free membership transportation service in the City of Sacramento geared towards increasing access to zero emission vehicles. The program is operated by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District in partnership with Zipcar.


 

Electric bikes and scooters

JUMP bikes and scooters are available in Sacramento, West Sacramento and Davis. Uber reports that the region’s fleet of 1,000 JUMP bikes are used for an average 6,500 rides per day during good weather.


 

Via Rideshare

The City of West Sacramento partnered with ride share company Via to cut down on travel time through the City. The program is designed to match multiple riders going in the same direction on a route devised in real time to minimize delays.

Future mobility success stories

Siemens Mobility

Advanced Manufacturing / Mobility
Established in Sacramento in 1984, the growing 60-acre manufacturing campus employs over 1,500, up from 1,000 in 2016.

Terzo Power Systems

Mobility / Advanced Manufacturing
Terzo Power develops, commercializes and manufactures ultra-efficient hydraulic systems and off-road, heavy-duty hybrid system technology out of its 6,000-square-foot facility in El Dorado County.

Top mobility employers in Greater Sacramento

wdt_ID Company Location type Employee count Type
1 Siemens Industry Inc. Branch 1,200 Industrial machinery
2 Union Pacific Railroad Branch 1,023 Railroad
3 Future Automotive Group Headquarters 660 Automobile sales
4 The Niello Company Headquarters 657 Automobile sales
5 John Boyd Enterprises, Inc. Branch 120 Auto parts manufacturer

Source: Sacramento Business Journal Book of Lists 2019