Zero Electric Vehicle (ZEV) Office Authorization and Equity Assessment
The California legislature established the ZEV Market Development Office (Office) is established within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to serve as a point of contact for stakeholders to provide feedback on California’s ZEV goals and to direct the equitable deployment of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty ZEVs, supporting infrastructure, and ZEV workforce development. The Office must also create an equity action plan as part of the ZEV Market Development Strategy. The action plan must include recommendations to:
- Improve access to ZEVs, supporting infrastructure, and ZEV transportation options in low-income, disadvantaged, and underserved communities; and,
- Reduce pollution from transportation in low-income, disadvantaged, and underserved communities; and,
- Support the ZEV industry and workforce in California.
The Office must track state progress toward achieving recommendations included in the equity action plan.
(Reference Senate Bill 1251, 2022)