California 2013 ZEV Action Plan: 1.5 million vehicles by 2025

07 Feb 2013

California 2013 ZEV Action Plan

The Office of California Governor Edmund G. Brown has published its 2013 Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan, which includes a roadmap towards putting 1.5 million ZEVs on California roads by 2025.

The Plan aims to meet long-term emission reduction targets by reducing transport related greenhouse gases by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. In a staged approach, by 2015 major Californian metropolitan areas are required to be “ZEV ready”, including suitable infrastructure and streamlined permitting. By 2020 this infrastructure will be able to support 1 million ZEVs and five years later more than 1.5 million ZEVs will be on Californian roads. Within the Plan, ZEVs include hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (including both pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)).

Specific to FCEV, the Plan includes requirements for a hydrogen refuelling network to be in place by 2015, stating its aim to ‘ensure adequate funding to build a minimal number of hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) to support the commercial launch of FCEVs. Current projections suggest that 68 HRS are needed by the end of 2015 for initial vehicle launch and ultimately 100 stations for full commercial launch.’ It also aims to develop permit standards for HRS by 2013 to enable local governments to reduce the time and cost associated with their construction.

Click here to download the full report.


Source: California Office of Planning and Research

Images: taken from report cover


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