California ZEV Investment Plan

Only a Quarter of Auto Dealerships are Selling EVs

Source: Sierra Club Car dealerships are doing little to address a persistent shortage of consumer EV awareness, according to an updated study from the Sierra Club. Based on survey results from both phone calls and in-person visits to more than 900 dealerships across every state, the report found that 74 percent of the dealerships [...]

By |2019-11-18T17:15:34-05:00November 18th, 2019|

Colorado becomes the 11th State to Join ZEV Program

In deciding to join the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program last Friday, Colorado demonstrates again that it wants to lead on EV policy. So far in 2019, Colorado has enacted more than five new policies supporting the expanding transportation electrification market in the state. Oregon and Washington are the only other states to enact more than [...]

By |2019-08-20T11:24:04-04:00August 20th, 2019|

Leading Automakers Pledge to Reduce Emissions in California

In a move against the Trump administration's proposed rollback of Obama-era emissions standards, top automakers have entered into a new agreement with California to curb tailpipe emissions from their vehicles. The new agreement proposes that automakers in the California market reach an average fleet fuel economy of 51 mpg by 2026 as opposes to [...]

By |2019-07-25T17:18:45-04:00July 25th, 2019|

States Push Forward as Federal Policy Wavers

Progress towards rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards has generated uncertainty across the auto industry. Issued in 2012, the standards require an increase in overall fuel efficiency for light-duty vehicles to around 50 mpg by model year 2025. A rollback would freeze progress, lowering the requirement to 37 mpg. California has already indicated it intends to stand by the tougher [...]

By |2019-07-26T08:32:49-04:00April 15th, 2019|

CARB Public Meeting on Electrify America’s Progress in California

The California Air Resources Board is hosting a public meeting to solicit comments on Electrify America's progress in achieving its objectives. In addition, CARB is seeking suggestions on what it and other public agencies can do to further address issues impacting the installation of charging equipment.  The meeting will be held in the Conference [...]

By |2018-11-27T21:57:35-05:00December 7th, 2018|

Electrify America Releases Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plan for California

On October 3rd Electrify America, the Volkswagen subsidiary in charge of distributing ZEV investment funds on behalf of VW, released its Cycle 2 Investment Plan for California. The plan defines how Electrify America proposes to spend the second $200 million of the $800 million to be invested. Overview of funding distribution is below. The [...]

By |2018-10-04T11:39:34-04:00October 4th, 2018|

Electrify America Releases Map of Charging Network

Electrify America has published on its website a map of the company's planned charging network. The goal is for all 2,000+ stations to be “operational or under construction at 484 sites in 17 metropolitan areas and on highways in 39 states by the end of 2019 as part of its Cycle One infrastructure investment.” Stations [...]

By |2018-05-15T07:35:49-04:00May 7th, 2018|

JLL Wins Assignment to Find Electric Vehicle Charging Sites in $2 Billion Volkswagen Investment

Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America contracted with JLL to identify EV charging station sites and provide site feasibility studies in 17 metros, nearly half of them in California. JLL is seeking sites with property owners that include mall REITS, restaurants, retailers, gas stations, mixed-use developments, hotels and other properties. Read the News Story [...]

By |2017-11-07T21:10:48-05:00September 14th, 2017|

Volkswagen California ZEV Investment Plan Wins Approval

On July 27th, CARB approved the first of four plans by Volkswagen to invest $800 million over 10 years in zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, public outreach, and access to these ultra-clean vehicles for residents of disadvantaged communities. The California ZEV Investment Plan is part of a multi-pronged settlement agreement. The first $200 million invested [...]

By |2018-03-13T07:48:00-04:00July 28th, 2017|

CARB Staff analysis of the Electrify America ZEV Investment Plan is now available

The following email was sent to CARB's vw-zevinvest mailing list: California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff has prepared an analysis of Electrify America's first 30-month ZEV Investment Plan (Plan).   The analysis document evaluates Plan compliance with the requirements of the 2.0-liter Partial Consent Decree (Consent Decree), inclusive of CARB’s February 10, 2017 Guidance Document [...]

By |2018-03-13T07:48:00-04:00July 23rd, 2017|