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Thursday, 27 January 2022 15:12

CA Gov. Outlines $10B Zero-Emission Vehicle Package

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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 26 outlined his historic $10 billion zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) package to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and fight climate change.

This package is a critical part of Newsom’s overall plan to cement California’s status as a world leader in forging an oil-free future.

 

“The future is electric, and we’re making it easier and cheaper than ever before to go electric. That means more assistance to help folks buy clean cars and more charging stations in more communities throughout the state,” said Newsom. “California is eliminating our dependence on oil and providing a blueprint for the entire world on how to aggressively fight the climate crisis while growing the state’s clean energy economy.”

 

This $10 billion ZEV package builds on Newsom’s first-in-the-nation action to shift the automotive industry entirely to all electric by 2035, using California’s market dominance to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles across the world and dramatically reduce the state’s reliance on fossil fuels.

 

Electric vehicles have become one of the state’s top exports, and California represents half of the U.S. ZEV market. These actions are tackling the single largest culprit of pollution in California---the tailpipe.

 

“To achieve California’s climate goals we must focus on the needs of the most polluted and underserved neighborhoods. Gov. Newsom’s ZEV investment proposal recognizes this reality,” said Alvaro Sanchez, vice president of policy at The Greenlining Institute. “We’re excited to work with the governor and the Legislature to prove to the rest of the country that we can not only advance our climate agenda but also advance equity.”

 

Building upon last year’s historic $3.9 billion investment in zero-emission vehicles, Newsom is proposing to...


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