Participate in the PEV Deployment Plan
Since the early 1990s, the Bay Area Air District has been a leading champion for plug-in electric vehicles, or PEVs. The Air District’s interest in this technology is based on the potential for PEVs to reduce tailpipe emissions, which can help to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution in the Bay Area.
In order to incentivize the adoption of PEVs, the Air District invested $1.3 million between 1994 and 2004 in projects that helped to deploy and test PEV vehicles and charging infrastructure. While PEVs were not fully commercialized at that time, recent technological innovations – as well as renewed interest from the public, auto manufacturers, government and private industry – have revived the market for this technology. Recognizing this trend along with the potential for PEVs to be an important technology for improving air quality in the Bay Area, the Air District has in recent years allocated an additional $6 million in funding to help fund the purchase and installation of PEV infrastructure in the Bay Area.
To ensure that these investments in PEV infrastructure are well coordinated with the region’s needs, the Air District has partnered with the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Bay Area Clean Cities Coalitions (San Francisco, East Bay and Silicon Valley) and other local PEV stakeholders to obtain a number of state and federal grants to undertake regional planning in both the Bay Area and Monterey regions.
The Air District and its partner agencies have initiated a comprehensive planning process to evaluate what types of new policies and funding may be needed to ensure the successful progression from early adopters of PEVs to large-scale PEV adoption. This planning process will involve extensive public outreach to solicit community input in order to help local government and regional agencies to address questions like ”Where should charging stations be located?”, “Who will pay for them?” and ”What kinds of permits will be needed?” We will be counting on your input to help us create an effective plan!
- Draft Bay Area and Monterey Bay PEV Readiness Plan
- Bay Area and Monterey Bay Regions Local Best Practices Document
- Bay Area and Monterey Bay Regions Planning Concepts Document
- Use this online tool to comment on any of the planning documents above
- Events & Workshops (note: page under reconstruction – our apologies)
- Share your comments and thoughts on this online forum with others interested in a
PEV Ready Bay Area
- You can also visit www.baaqmd.gov/EVready to access the planning documents