ZEV Action Plan Priorities – 2018 Update

In January 2018, Governor Brown signed Executive Order B-48-18, setting ambitious targets of 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 250,000 electric vehicle chargers to support 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2025, on the path to 5 million ZEVs by 2030. The initiative is designed to focus multi-stakeholder efforts on deploying charging and fueling infrastructure as well as making ZEVs increasingly affordable to own and operate. 

To support and complement the targets in the Executive Order, the Governor directed staff to “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.” This 2018 Update document is the result of the Governor’s directive and reflects coordinated efforts of state agencies to realize the Governor’s vision. 

The 2016 ZEV Action Plan, published in October 2016, contains over 200 specific action items for state agencies to accelerate ZEV adoption in California, many of which are still in progress and important to retain for long-term ZEV market growth. For that reason, the 2016 Plan will remain in effect. This 2018 Priorities Update simply serves as an addendum, highlighting the most important actions state agencies are taking in 2018 to implement the new directives in the Executive Order. All of the actions in this 2018 update are in progress and some are completed. For more information on a particular action or its status, contact zev@gobiz.ca.gov. 

This 2018 Priorities Update focuses specifically on state agency actions and is designed to serve three fundamental purposes: 

1. Provide direction to state agencies on the most important actions to be executed in 2018 to enable progress toward the 2025 targets and 2030 vision. 

2. Give stakeholders transparency into the actions state agencies plan to take (or are taking) this year to further the ZEV market. 

3. Create a platform for stakeholder engagement, feedback, and collaboration. 

The 2016 plan is organized around six core topic areas: consumer awareness, affordability, infrastructure, economics and jobs, market growth outside of California, and leading by example by integrating ZEVs into state government. These topic areas are maintained in this document. We look to our external stakeholders to build on and help improve state actions, as well as define their own contributions as we work together to establish ZEVs as the dominant technologies in the marketplace. 

View the full document here.