The Plug and the Nozzle

- ZEV Market Development Newsletter No. 9 -

Get the latest guidance from GO-Biz on preparing communities for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Read on for electrifying updates: 

1) ZEV Funding in the California Comeback Plan

Governor Newsom recently released the California Comeback Plan, which includes a 'Zero-Emission Vehicle Acceleration' plan that invests $3.232B over three years (see pages 126-130). This funding accelerates equitable adoption of vehicles and infrastructure, and creates economies of scale in crucial market segments. These investments will enable:
  • 1,150 Zero-Emission Drayage Trucks       
  • 1,000 Zero-Emission Transit Buses
  • 1,000 Zero-Emission School Buses
  • Expansion of Clean Cars 4 All statewide

The California Comeback Plan also invests in the Consumer Vehicle Rebate Project, market enabling infrastructure, increasing consumer awareness, and positions California to capitalize on the growing market by investing $250 million in in-state manufacturing, creating family supporting jobs and helping our state maintain its market leading ZEV manufacturing position.

2) Upcoming Medium-and Heavy-Duty ZEV Infrastructure Forum

Recognizing that demand for ZEV fueling infrastructure is already significant, and will increase with the growing number of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, GO-Biz, the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, and the California Public Utilities Commission are collectively bringing together public and private partners to provide an overview of the efforts underway in California to meet this demand.

The forum, a virtual public webinar, will provide information on state agency efforts to determine, manage, and fund the infrastructure needs. The forum will also highlight the efforts of our public and private partners to meet the demand for zero-emission fuels and develop robust fuel delivery systems, while collaboratively incorporating the priorities of local communities, improving community health, and creating jobs.

Date: June 2, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Agenda & Registration

3) NEW! Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Guide 

The GO-Biz ZEV team recently released a Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Guide, which is a supplement to the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook. The M&HD EV Charging Station Guide provides an overview of, and unique considerations for, the charging station installation and permitting process for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles and equipment. It includes key details and resources, organized via the same overarching categories of the Permitting Guidebook, so that project proponents can refer back to the appropriate Guidebook section for more information on a given topic.

These materials, as well as additional resources, are available on our
Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Station Readiness webpage. Thank you to our public and private partners who helped us put together this new resource! 


4) NEW! AB 1236 Fact Sheet

In addition to the new M&HD EV Charging Station Guide, the GO-Biz ZEV team recently published an AB 1236 (Chiu, 2015) fact sheetThis fact sheet clarifies the requirements of the EV charging station permit streamlining law for cities and counties, includes information about how jurisdictions are scored on compliance by GO-Biz, as well as details about additional resources and related relevant laws.

The new fact sheet is available on our
Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Station Readiness webpage.

5) ZEVe- Award

GO-Biz is honoring regional ZEV heroes for their leadership and dedication in preparing our state for our zero-emission future with the ZEVe- Award.

David and Robin Moller and Martin KupfermanMarin/Sonoma EV Squad: These members of the EV Squad, part of The Climate Reality Project Bay Area Chapter, have been dedicated advocates to encourage clean energy investment in their community. Using AB 1236 as their guide, David, Robin, and Martin organized throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties to meet the requirements of the state’s electric vehicle charging station permit streamlining law. Through some persistent and heroic work at local building and planning departments, the EV Squad helped cities all over Marin and Sonoma Counties cut through the red tape to streamline the process for installing charging stations. Passionate EV drivers can make a world of difference in their community.

When the EV Squad started this effort in early 2020, only two of Marin’s twelve jurisdictions had adopted streamlined permitting. As a result of the EV Squad’s efforts, the final remaining jurisdiction, the City of Mill Valley, unanimously adopted streamlined EVCS permitting procedures earlier this month. Click 
here to learn more about these permitting efforts in Marin County. The EV Squad is also working on getting cities in Sonoma County to fully streamline.

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