Governor Gavin Newsom has submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the state Legislature. Among the many provisions, the Governor’s budget proposes $1.5 billion to achieve the state’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) goals by 2035 and 2045, including securitizing up to $1 billion to accelerate the pace and scale of the infrastructure needed to support zero-emission vehicles. Executive Order N-79-20 directly addresses California’s transportation emissions challenge by positioning state agencies to work with stakeholders to aggressively scale the zero-emission vehicle market. The order sets the following zero-emission targets: 100% of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks by 2035; 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in the state by 2045 and by 2035 for drayage trucks; and 100% of off-road vehicles and equipment operations by 2035, where feasible. To support implementation of these targets, the Budget focuses on two interrelated priorities: equity and scale. A focus on equity prioritizes […]