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. Following a record-setting wildfire season exacerbated by the effects of climate change, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-79-20 on September 23, 2020. Executive Order N-79-20 sets ambitious statewide targets to transition California’s transportation sector to zero emissions to reduce carbon, smog-forming, and toxic diesel pollution while retaining and creating jobs and growing the economy.
The ZEV Market Development Strategy is meant to help California collectively move forward and deliver zero-emission benefits to all Californians. It outlines how state agencies and stakeholder groups key to our transition can move together with the scale and speed required to reach the state’s ZEV targets of 100 percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks will be zero-emission by 2035. 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.