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California State leading the charge on electric-vehicle growth

California is the international bellwether for technological innovation and the green economy: When we achieve something here, the rest of the world takes notice. In no industry is this truer than the electric-vehicles (EV) industry, and we at ChargePoint have been committed to building the infrastructure to support that growth. Thanks to the leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, we now have a series of laws designed to encourage Californians to take advantage of clean, efficient electric vehicles.

Just in the past few weeks, Brown signed a host of EV bills into law as part of his continuing belief that electric vehicles will help reduce statewide carbon emissions. The bills support free or reduced rates for clean air vehicles to use high-occupancy toll lanes, increase the total number of zero-emission vehicles that could use high-occupancy vehicle lanes, and give local governments greater authority to allow EVs to utilize high-occupancy lanes in their areas. And last month, the governor put the importance of EV adoption on the world stage at the United Nati ,a hreons Climate Summit.

The commitment of EV growth by auto manufacturers is inextricably linked to the strength of the EV infrastructure and California continues to make the commitment to remove barriers to continue to strengthen that infrastructure. We strongly supported legislation this year that received bipartisan support and was signed by the governor. The bill makes it easier for tenants ofr both commercial and residential buildings to install charging stations. This new law will help the more than 40 percent of Californians who live in multifamily housing, as they can now have easier access to charging stations at their homes.

These new laws directly followed a spate of legislation signed into law in 2013 that extended auto emission reduction programs like the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program that has directed $36 million in projects for EV vehicle rebates and charging infrastructure since 2010, and required the state Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop standards for electric-vehicle charging infrastructure in multifamily housing and nonresidential developments.
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