EXECUTIVE ORDER B-48-18; ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES

The new executive order on Zero Emission Vehicles includes the following directives to State Agencies:

 

  • That all State entities work with the private sector and all appropriate levels of government to put at least 5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2030.

 

  • That all State entities work with the private sector and all appropriate levels of government to spur the construction and installation of 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 250,000 zero-emission vehicle chargers, including 10,000 direct current fast chargers, by 2025.

 

  • That all State entities continue to partner with regional and local governments to streamline zero-emission vehicle infrastructure installation processes wherever possible. As part of this effort, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development shall publish a Plug-in Charging Station Development Guidebook and update the 2015 Hydrogen Station Permitting Guidebook.

Specifically, state agencies are directed to:

  1. Update the 2016 Zero-Emission Vehicle Action plan to help expand private investment in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, particularly in low income and disadvantaged communities.
  2. Recommend actions that boost zero-emission vehicle infrastructure to strengthen the economy and create jobs in the State of California.
  3. Recommend ways to expand zero-emission vehicle infrastructure through the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program.
  4. Support and recommend policies and actions that make it easier for people to install electric vehicle chargers in their homes and businesses.
  5. Ensure electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling are affordable and more accessible to all drivers.

Many of these actions will have a direct impact on your properties and we will be working with regulatory agencies to make sure we provide input to plan regulations that will assure this infrastructure gets installed in a manner that benefits all involved.

The $1.25 billion climate investment plan can be found here.

 

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