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Electric vehicle advocates call for Californian plug-in vehicle bills to be rubber-stamped

The bills have already been passed by the California Legislature and are waiting for Governor Brown’s signature.

The bills comprise: 

SB286 & AB266 – Extension of HOV access for plug-ins until 12/31/18 – a critical EV market incentive

SB359– Saves the CA CVRP Rebate Program and provides additional funding to last through June 2014 

SB454 – EV Open Access – Charge at any paid charging station with a credit card, and know the price you'll pay

AB1092 – EV Building Standards – Moves the process forward for EV charging to be included in CA building code  

AB8 – $2 billion for long-term state alternative fuels funding, including significant funding for EV related projects 

The bills would further accelerate take-up of EVs in California, which is already the leading EV market in the US as well as the largest overall vehicle market.

California also has ambitious goals for further EV take-up. Its Zero Emissions Vehicle regulation (ZEV) requires that 1.4 million electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles be sold by 2025

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.

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