Governor's Office Documents

Accelerating the market for ZEVs, which include both PEVs and fuel cell electric vehicles, is a cornerstone of California’s long-term transportation strategy. Recognizing the great benefits of ZEVs, as well as the challenges to expanding the ZEV market, Governor Edmund G. Brown issued an Executive Order in March 2012 to “encourage the development and success of zero-emission vehicles.” The Governor’s Executive Order directs state government to meet a series of milestones toward a long-term target of 5 million ZEVs on California’s roadways by 2030. The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, in cooperation with stakeholders across California, has created several resources to achieve the goals in the Executive Order.

Governor’s 2016 ZEV Action Plan

This 2016 ZEV Action Plan introduces new actions to meet these priorities and build California’s ZEV market, remove barriers to future market growth and ensure this transition bene ts our state and its residents. The intent is to clearly communicate what state government will do to advance ZEVs and serve as a “to-do” list for the Governor’s O ce and state agencies to enhance interagency coordination.


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Governor’s ZEV Action Plan

The ZEV Action Plan identifies specific strategies and actions that state agencies will take to meet the milestones of the Governor’s ZEV Executive Order. The actions outlined by the plan are grouped under four broad goals that state government is currently taking or plans to take to help expand the ZEV market.

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Office of Planning and Research – ZEV Community Readiness Guidebook

The Guidebook highlights many aspects of ZEV readiness, including necessary infrastructure, planning and zoning, permitting guidelines, greening local fleets and encouraging consumers through incentives and outreach. It also includes a number of tools and templates, which are provided below in Microsoft Word format for your convenience.

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