State Plans & Guides

Market acceleration for zero-emission vehicles, which include plug-in electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles, is a cornerstone of California’s long-term transportation strategy. Recognizing the great benefits of zero-emission vehicles, as well as the challenges to zero-emission vehicle market expansion, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr issued an executive order in March 2012 to “encourage the development and success of zero-emission vehicles.” In 2018 Governor Brown issued executive order B-48-18 to direct California to meet a series of milestones toward a long-term target of 5 million zero-emission vehicles 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.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook

For electric vehicles to reach true market potential as quickly as possible, California should be the most straightforward place in the country to install market enabling ZEV charging and fueling infrastructure. The goal of this guidebook is to hasten the transition to plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) by simplifying the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations.

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2018 ZEV Action Plan – Priorities Update

This 2018 ZEV Action Plan introduces updated priorities to the 2016 ZEV Action Plan and build California’s ZEV market, remove barriers to future market growth and ensure this transition benefits 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 Office and state agencies to enhance interagency coordination.

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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 benefits 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 Office and state agencies to enhance interagency coordination.

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2013 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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