2018 ZEV Action Plan Priorities Update
Executive Order B-48-18 (signed January 26, 2018) reaffirms California’s
commitment to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and sets a new goal of 5 million
ZEVs on our roads by 2030, as well as infrastructure targets for PEV chargers
and hydrogen fueling stations to support this substantial growth (additional
Path to 2030). It also sets forth several directives to state
agencies, including an update of the 2016 Zero-Emission Vehicle
Action plan to help expand private investment in zero-emission vehicle
infrastructure, particularly in low income and disadvantaged communities.
facilitated this effort by collaborating with state agencies to identify and
refine top priority ZEV actions that could be accomplished in the remainder of
the Brown Administration and leading the development of the
2018 ZEV Action Plan Priorities Update.
2018 update was finalized in September as an extension of the 2016 ZEV Action Plan. Stakeholders
who download the 2018 Priorities Update will find the 2016 Plan included as a
reminder that the 2016 Plan remains active. The majority of the 39 actions
defined in the 2018 Update are new actions that have been identified as the ZEV
market has developed over the past two years. The remaining 2018 actions are
included to clarify and emphasize near-term priorities.
agencies are working on, and in some cases have completed, the actions directed
in the 2018 ZEV Action Plan Priorities
Update. For more information on the current status of specific actions,
contact the GO-Biz ZEV Team.
ZEV Action Plan History
In 2013, Governor Brown
first ZEV Action Plan, a roadmap designed to support the
Governor’s goal of 1.5 million ZEVs on the road by 2025 (Executive Order
B-16-2012). It laid out progress to-date, challenges, and four high-level goals
with a series of actions for state agencies to take that could accelerate ZEV
Just three years later,
the ZEV market had evolved significantly and agencies had completed many of the
actions in the 2013 Plan. It was time for a new, updated version to reflect
market growth and emerging needs and opportunities. The
2016 ZEV Action Plan was released in October of that year,
detailing more than 200 actions across six key target areas. It incorporated
new elements: it included the medium- and heavy-duty sectors, placed focus on
increasing accessibility of ZEV technology throughout the document, and added
two new sections, Bolster ZEV market
growth outside of California and Lead
by example integrating ZEVs into state government. The remaining four
sections of the plan are similar, enhanced versions of the 2013 Plan.
California’s Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plans are a set of documents designed to organize state agency actions to grow the zero emission vehicle market. They reflect input from a broad stakeholder base and strive to increase transparency and accountability. Feedback and ideas for improvement are always welcome. Contact the GO-Biz ZEV Team.