California ZEV Reach Codes Map

Reach codes are local ordinances exceeding requirements set by state such as building and infrastructure standards. California is home to various city and county jurisdictions that go above and beyond the baseline requirements that help support the state’s clean energy goals.

This page is meant to track current zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) reach codes and spotlight current efforts to promote the transition to clean transportation. This map provides an overview of current ZEV reach codes present across the state. Selecting any highlighted jurisdiction will provide more details on the related ZEV reach code. Visit full page layout of map or download data.

Definition of Terms

Definitions are for general informational purposes. Reach codes may define some or all of these terms differently.

DC Fast Charger (DCFC): Sometimes called a “Level 3” charger. Equipment that provides high-speed charging through a direct-current plug.

EV: Electric Vehicle

EVCS: Electric Vehicle Charging Station

EVSE: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

Level 1 (Charger): Equipment that provides charging through a 120-volt alternative-current plug.

Level 2 (Charger): Equipment that provides charging through a 240-volt (typical in residential applications) or 208-volt (typical in commercial applications) alternating-current plug. This equipment requires a dedicated 40-amp circuit.

MF: Multifamily

Additional Information about the Data

Data last updated: 12/11/2023

Data Collection Information:
Data is updated monthly and sourced from the Statewide Reach Code Program website and reporting from Californian cities and counties. Once new zero-emission vehicle reach codes are adopted and reported/updated, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is able to track them using this map tool. Every three years, cities and counties across California adopt new Building Standards Code or Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations. The current three-year cycle began in 2019 and will be updated in 2022; once new codes are adopted, the California ZEV Reach Code Map will be reset to reflect the new reach codes adopted by cities and counties across the state during the new code adoption cycle.

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