The California Energy Commission (CEC) will spend $2.9 billion to accelerate the state’s zero-emission transportation strategy.It’s been found , the agency detailed an investment plan that estimates that California will build about 90,000 new chargers over the next four years. This is a move that will more than double the number of chargers available statewide.
About $900 million will go to chargers designed for lightweight EVs, and another $1.7 billion will go to infrastructure to support medium and large zero-emission vehicles, including those powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Adding funding from utilities and other programs, the commission expects California to meet his goal of deploying 250,000 chargers by 2025.
“This revolutionary investment will ensure the rapid and fair deployment of charging and refueling infrastructure, giving drivers of zero-emission cars and trucks the confidence to refuel wherever they go.” This plan will increase access to charging and hydrogen fueling for individuals, businesses and public institutions, while supporting a new manufacturing ecosystem and creating jobs.”
Building enough charging infrastructure to support an ever-growing number of EVs is critical to California’s climate change plan. Earlier this year, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that by 2035, all cars sold in the state will be required to be fully electric or plug-in hybrids. It recently approved an investment to encourage consumers and businesses to switch to electric vehicles.
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