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California Regulator OKs $1.9B Plan to Expand Zero-emission Vehicle Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently approved a $1.9 billion plan to expedite the rollout of statewide electric vehicle (EV) charging networks and hydrogen refueling stations. 

This investment will serve to bolster infrastructure for light-, medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) across the Golden State, with funding distributed over the next four years through the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program.

At least 50 percent of the ZEV infrastructure will be directed toward low-income and disadvantaged communities — those often hit hardest by air pollution, the governor’s office stressed.

The total $1.9 billion is expected to result in 40,000 new chargers statewide, adding to the almost 94,000 public and shared private chargers installed today, according to the CEC.

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