California Governor puts 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road
California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr signed an executive order on Friday laying the groundwork for getting 1.5 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025.
The move was announced at the same time as the $120 million agreement with NRG Energy for a wide-reaching network of electric vehicle charging stations across the state.
“This executive order strengthens California’s position as a national leader in zero-emission vehicles,” he said in a statement.
The order calls on all major California cities to be “zero-emission vehicle ready” with adequate infrastructure by 2015.
By 2020, the state commits to having installed sufficient infrastructure to support one million zero-emissions vehicles on California’s roads. Within a further five years, this total should reach 1.5 million.
And by 2050, the Governor wants to see “virtually all personal transportation” in California based on zero-emission vehicles, reducing overall emissions from the state’s transportation sector by 80% on 1990 levels.