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Sustainable Electric Cars in Lincoln, California

Updated on October 11, 2017
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Ms. Inglish has 30 years of successful experience in medicine, psychology, STEM courses, and aerospace education (CAP).

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Growing For Economic Recovery.

Lincoln, California is the fastest growing city in California since 2010.

It was determined for this status by a Business Week study that found the Fastest Growing Cities in America. Previous to this ranking, Forbes.com also rated it as the fastest growing city in the state.

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A Sacramento Suburb

Lincoln is located to the west of Highway I-80 on State Route 65 and the towns of Rocklin, Roseville and Citrus Heights. To the slight northwest lies Lincoln Municipal Airport, Lake of the Woods State Wildlife Area, and Beale Air Force Base.

Lincoln is also a suburb of Sacramento, that state capital, and began as a housing development and a bedroom community for the big city 30 miles away.

The suburb also ranks as the third fastest growing city in the United States. Lincoln supports just short of 22,000 households in a 10% increase in 2009 over the previous year, with a US Census estimate of over 43,000 residents. The population count has held steady through 2016.

Lincoln Electric Vehicles Offer Clean Energy

Electric cars are working well in many American communities to provide clean-energy transportation and to promote sustainability.

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 Italcar Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV)Even the US Army uses the NEV.
 Italcar Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV)
Italcar Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) | Source
Even the US Army uses the NEV.
Even the US Army uses the NEV. | Source

Lincoln Electric Vehicles (NEVs) Save Money

Low-Speed Vehicles (LSVs) manufactured and sold in Lincoln are electric and designated as street-legal with a maximum speed of 25 to 35 mph, the speed limit of local residential settings.

Starting at a cost of just over $6,000, the vehicles are low-cost to charge (50 cents in 2010), and low-cost to insure (half the premium of a gasoline auto).

These vehicles are a little larger than golf carts and have headlights, tail lights, and other automobile features.

In Lincoln, most malls provide customers with convenient LSV charging outlets top charge batteries while they shop. Specially dedicated park-and-charge parking spaces are marked "NEV" on the asphalt.

These vehicles have been put to use as personal transportation, as police vehicles in pedestrian locations, and even as food vendors' wagons.

My friends at the local Tesla electric car plant in Ohio tell me that a low-speed vehicle (LSV) is a street-legal 4-wheeled vehicle with a maximum speed of about 25 mph or 40 km/h. They are a bit faster than the golf cart or neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV), so they can travel on more roadways.

Chrisler GEM used as a security vehicle.
Chrisler GEM used as a security vehicle. | Source

Historic Downtown Lincoln

The historic area of Downtown Lincoln covers approximately twelve square blocks of properties filling in with a wide variety of businesses. Commercial space is relatively inexpensive at 80 cents to $1.50 per square foot.in early 2010 and attractive to new commerce.

A Classic Car Museum is located Downtown and heads up a yearly Classic Car Show each June. Additional Downtown events present entertaining activities to interest locals and visitors.

The local Lincoln bus system operates a Downtown Circulator Monday Through Friday around the historic area and along Stare Route 65. The bus stops at City Hall, local retail stores, the Twelve Bridges Library, Twelve Bridges Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente health services. The Circulator links to the Placer County bus lines on the Lincoln-Rocklin-Sierra College route as well.

The city Parks and Recreation Department headquartered Downtown maintains a network of bike trails and over a dozen parks, along with sports and recreational events for all ages.

  • Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation

    Lincoln Arts

  • Lincoln Hills Golf Club

    Sacramento's Premier 36 Hole Championship Facility ~ Open to the Public daily! The Lincoln Hills Club first appeared on Northern California's public golf scene in 1999 as an 18-hole, Billy Casper/Greg Nash-designed golf course.In 2004, another nine h

  • Ride to Walk - Welcome!

    A therapeutic horseback riding program founded in 1985. It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities.

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Beale Air Force Base Helps Haiti

Beale AFB is home to the U-2 Dragonlady that provides high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance, 24/7 wherever needed.

One of these U-2 Dragonladies was launched from Beale on January 27, 2010 in order to capture critical imagery to help the Humanitarian Relief Mission of the US armed services in Haiti.

Service men and women from the various Missions at Beale AFB volunteered for duty in the ground level humanitarian efforts for Haiti and took off for Florida on January 27 to spend many hours helping. Since that time, they have been involved in other humanitarian and community efforts.

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Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady | Source

The Business and Job Market in Lincoln, California

US Federal Employment Forecast to 2022 - 2024

The job clusters that are expected to produce the largest numbers of newly-created employment openings in the Sacramento- Roseville labor market, including Lincoln, are:

  1. Executives and Managers, All Industries
  2. Education & Training Administrators: Includes library-related jobs. As families move into Lincoln, the number of children in the area will increase, as well the number of college students, and the number of individuals that need Adult Education and job training as well as corporate training within businesses, and other training within the local military service bases.
  3. Business Specialists, including Wholesale and Retail outside and inside sales.
  4. Insurance Jobs
  5. Human Resources, Training and related jobs.
  6. Financial Specialists
  7. Information Technology and Mathematics Occupations
  8. All types of Architectural and Engineering jobs
  9. Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences
  10. Community and Social Services
  11. Legal Occupations
  12. Teachers, Instructors, and related jobs at all educational levels.

Major Employers Hiring Most Workers

PetSmart

Safeway Grovcery Stores

Centerline Drivers, LLC

R.E. Garrison: Trucking Industry

The Home Depot

California State University at Sacramento

Target Stores

Kaiser Permanente: Health and Medicine

Burger King, McDonalds

Convenience Stores

CVS Health & Pharmacy

Top 10 Hot Jobs in Lincoln

  1. Office Technician: Various levels of the government.
  2. Truck Drivers with CDL
  3. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  4. Sales Representatives
  5. Staff Services Analysts
  6. Physical Therapists
  7. Staff Services Managers
  8. Store Managers and Assistants
  9. Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants
  10. Accounting Clerks

Education and Training Centers

  • American River College: Large number of 2-year degree and transfer programs.
  • Corinthian College, formerly Heald College: Careers and technologies.
  • Sierra College: Accredited, two-year community college that serves Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, and Sacramento counties. HQ is at Rocklin, below Lincoln, California.
  • MTI College: Vocational careers and certifications.
  • William Jessup University: Located closest to Lincoln, California. This university expanded in 2009 with a new student apartment complex, a School of Professional Studies, with further expansions begun in 2010. A tuition cut yielded a 2.5% savings to students for 2009-2010, about $500 per student for the school year.

Healthcare Systems in Lincoln and Roseville

  • Lincoln Manor
  • Med 7 At Work
  • Roseville Convalescent Hospital
  • Sunrise Healthcare Center
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center

© 2010 Patty Inglish

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      ateenyi 8 years ago from Chicago

      Profitable Hub!!!!!!

      The hub is extremely helpful for the job aspirants across the globe. The hub will also help in planning for the proper carrier. The list displayed is very fruitful. Thanks a lot for sharing so precious information

      Keep on Hubbing

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      Jane@CM 8 years ago

      Great timing. My husband just started a job in Roseville & we are looking in the Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin area for a new home! The school district in the Lincoln area is what helped us to look at this are for housing.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Patty your hub makes me want to visit Lincoln if not live there. I don't think I've seen a more well written and thorough hub since joining hubpages. I must read more of your hubs.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for writing such a helpful hub.

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      tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

      Patty your thoroughness in your hubs is always amazing. I see why you are such a consistently highly ranked writer here at HP. But for the meantime I may have to stick in San Diego though. It gets beastly hot up there !

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      amulets 8 years ago from Singapore

      Seems like the economy is picking up and there will be jobs for everyone. Thanks for sharing this info.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 8 years ago from Great Britain

      Great information and so well put together as always, Patty. Thank you.

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      hattersmen 8 years ago

      Great hub - very informative :)

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