More than 40%
of mobility startups choose California as their hub

25,000 -sq.-ft 
ramp up factory

The California Mobility Center (CMC) is a public-private partnership that connects mobility start-ups and industry leading members, helping innovators develop new technology, test products, access capital, launch and then go to scale.


Located at the heart of global policy and ZEV development

California is shaping the future of mobility and is ripe for success with Governor Newsom announcing $100 billion in an economic recovery plan called “California Roars Back,” including $3.2 billion toward zero emission initiatives – the largest initiative of its kind in state history.

Within California, the main nexus for ZEV development and deployment is the I-80 corridor. Bookended by Tesla facilities on both ends, the 240 miles from the East Bay to Reno is home to a plethora of companies, universities and public sector power players unrivalled in the industry. Greater Sacramento sits in the exact midpoint of all this activity.

Led by renowned clean energy partners

Anchoring this effort is PEM Motion. Based in Aachen, Germany with its U.S. headquarters in Sacramento, PEM has over 350 engineers and partners and has spun out three mobility companies totaling over 1,500 jobs within four years. PEM produces more than 100 projects annually. In 2018 it generated $10 million in revenue.

Additional CMC board members hail from:

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Success Story:
Lion Electric

Lion Electric is pioneering the development of ZEV buses and trucks. The company has found success in Greater Sacramento thanks to the region’s progressive EV adoption rate and innovative business climate. Watch the video to learn more.


Recent news on the California Mobility Center

Press Release: CMC Awarded $600,000 for Localized Workforce Development

Additional skills training alliances with higher education institutions and area manufacturers will further advance CMC’s industry-focused workforce development goals.

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California Mobility Center adds electric work-truck company

The California Mobility Center is a public-private partnership working on the future of vehicle technology, especially concepts such as electric and autonomous vehicles.

Mobility Center board includes executives from Microsoft, Ford, among others

The California Mobility Center has named its board of directors, which includes industry and research veterans from across the country.

New California Mobility Center to aid Development of Future Transportation Innovations

The new California Mobility Center will connect innovators with industry leaders who can collaborate and help accelerate technology developments to reduce time to market.

California Mobility Center picks Depot Park for HQ

The California Mobility Center, a public-private partnership to foster development of mobility technology, will establish its headquarters in the next few months at Sacramento's Depot Park.

California Mobility Center beginning to take shape

The California Mobility Center is beginning to take shape, though it still doesn’t have a home or a clear set of partners.