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Need help figuring out how to comply with state law on EV charging stations? There’s a video for that.

GO-Biz video details permit streamlining requirements of existing law AB 1236.

February 3, 2021
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has created a repository of tools to aid local governments comply with existing law AB 1236 (Chiu, 2015). 
 
The law aims to accelerate deployment of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure. The measure, chaptered in 2015, requires jurisdictions to adopt an ordinance creating an expedited and streamlined permitting process for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
 
The latest GO-Biz tool for cities is an informational video which provides an overview of the measure, details the streamlining process, and illustrates EV charging infrastructure benefits. The goal of the video is to help local governments begin the conversation to deploy more electric car charging stations in their communities.
 
Cities can utilize these tools to work towards compliance with AB 1236. The state is focusing on electric vehicles as a critical component of California's efforts to combat climate change. Last September, the Governor issued an Executive Order (N-79-20) that calls for all cars sold in California to be zero-emission by 2035 and all heavy duty vehicles to be zero-emission by 2045. Additionally, the proposed January state budget includes $1.5 billion for infrastructure and incentives to support the implementation of these zero-emission targets. The significant investment in charging infrastructure, coupled with the Executive Order's ambitious goals, may also mean legislative action in the year ahead.
 
To determine if your city is in compliance with AB 1236, please refer to GO-Biz's electric vehicle charging permit streamlining map. If you have any further questions, reach out to Cal Cities Legislative Policy Analyst Caroline Cirrincione.


 
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