Driving Toward a Zero-Emission Future
March 22, 2022
From the March 2022 web issue of Comstock’s Magazine.
The following is a portion of the article.
By Charles Vincent McDonald
The California Mobility Center opens its Ramp-up Factory to the public
The California Mobility Center held its first public viewing March 17 for the Ramp-Up Factory, a facility devoted to the commercialization of low-emission mobility technology. The date marked the first-year anniversary of commercial operations for CMC, a partnership between SMUD, Sacramento State, UC Davis and the City of Sacramento modeled after a similar mobility hub led by PEM Motion in Aachen, Germany. CMC’s goal is to address the climate crisis by accelerating the development and adoption of zero-emission vehicles and related technology. Though the factory is currently located in a Florin warehouse, with its permanent home set to be completed in five to seven years at the forthcoming Sacramento State Research Park near the university, work is already underway to help meet SMUD’s goal of reaching zero carbon emissions by 2030.
The behind-the-scenes tour of the California Mobility Center’s Ramp-up Factory included machines and equipment located in production areas.