‘1.5 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on California Roadways By 2025:’
‘Transportation Electrification Beyond Individual Passenger Vehicles’
California Governor Jerry Brown has released a new plan for zero-emission vehicles in the state. The document detail “new actions” to help “build California’s ZEV market, remove barriers to future market growth and ensure this transition benefits our state and its residents.”
The goal is 1.5 million ZEVs, both hydrogen fuel cell and fully battery electric vehicles, “on California Roadways By 2025,” states the 2016 ZEV Action Plan.
More State Fleet ZEVs
The Plan addresses medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as zero-emission technologies for public transit and freight transport: “While light-duty ZEVs are the most visible step forward toward transportation electrification, the state’s transportation and climate goals require a broad, multi-modal approach to transportation electrification beyond individual passenger vehicles.
The plan includes six broad goals for the California state government to advance ZEVs:
- achieve mainstream consumer awareness of ZEV options and benefits;
- make ZEVs an affordable and attractive option for drivers;
- ensure convenient charging and fueling Infrastructure for greatly expanded use of ZEVs;
- maximize economic and job opportunities from ZEV technologies;
- bolster ZEV market growth outside of California; and
- lead by example integrating ZEVs in to state government – with the establishment of “new goals for state fleet ZEV purchases so that 50% of annual light-duty fleet purchases are ZEVs by 2025.” (emphasis added)
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Source: Office of Governor Jerry Brown with F&F follow-up