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Electric Vehicles

In August 2009, the CPUC opened a Rulemaking to develop consistent statewide rules and standards to guide the adoption of electric vehicles in support of California’s Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, which set statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals. In March 2012, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-16-2012, which resulted in the 2013 Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan to achieve over 1.5 million ZEVs by 2025 in California.  

 

Current EV Issues include:  

Cal EVIP: ORA Proposal for Statewide Charging Station Deployment

ORA has filed a Motion recommending that the CPUC implement ORA’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pilot (Cal EVIP) in order to expedite statewide EV charger deployment throughout California. 

 

Policies on Charging Stations, Grid Integration and Rates  

A 2013 CPUC Rulemaking will consider strategies to promote the adoption of Zero Emission Vehicles including financing opportunities, investment strategies, Vehicle-Grid Integration, and policy guidance for Electric Vehicle programs.   

 

Utility Proposed Programs: 

SDG&E Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pilot Program

In April 2014, SDG&E requested CPUC approval to establish an Electric Vehicle-grid integration pilot program, including charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. 

 

Edison Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pilot Program

In October 2014, Edison requested CPUC approval to establish an Electric Vehicle infrastructure pilot program, including a marketing and education program. 

 

PG&E Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pilot Program

In February 2015, PG&E requested CPUC approval to establish Electric Vehicle-grid integration pilot program, including a marketing and education program.   

 

 

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Policies on Deployment and Grid Impacts

A 2009 CPUC Rulemaking considered the impact electric vehicles may have on California’s electric infrastructure and actions necessary to enable California utilities to prepare the electricity system for Electric Vehicles.  

 

Key ORA Pleadings & Analysis

See ORA’s March 16, 2015 Testimony in response to SDG&E’s proposal, including ORA’s alternate pilot proposal in Chapter 6.  

 

Various Electric Vehicle Resources

CPUC Alternative Fueled Vehicles Webpage   

California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Proceedings   

Bay Area Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan   

Southern California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan   

San Diego Regional Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan