Zero-emission vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure are critical to meeting California’s clean transportation goals. Public, private, and utility investments have played essential roles in deploying the existing charging and fueling infrastructure. Growth in public and private funding will provide a pathway to success in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure deployment. Private funding has been critical to developing the existing infrastructure and is anticipated to play a large role in the future. There is also an ongoing role for public funding in accelerating deployment and ensuring equitable outcomes. The state is committed to doing its part through policy, targeted investment, and continued coordination across state agencies, utilities, and the private market.
The California Zero-Emission Vehicle Market Development Strategy lays out the overall strategy to meet California’s Zero-Emission Vehicle goals. The strategy has four market pillars (vehicles, infrastructure, end users, and workforce). This document, the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Plan, or ZIP, developed in collaboration with several state agencies, is intended to support and provide a fuller description of the “infrastructure” pillar. The ZIP describes the state’s near- and long-term actions, in collaboration with the private market, to ensure that zero-emission vehicle infrastructure will meet the needs of the growing zero-emission vehicle market.