2018 ZEV Action Plan Priorities Update

ZEV-Action-Plan-ThumbExecutive 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 information in 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.

GO-Biz facilitated this effort by collaborating with state agencies to identify needed ZEV and leading the development of the 2018 ZEV Action Plan Priorities Update.

The 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.

State 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, please contact the GO-Biz ZEV Team.


ZEV Action Plan History

In 2013, the first ZEV Action Plan was released, 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 adoption.

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.