In 2014, then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Charge Ahead California Initiative into law, setting the goal of putting 1 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by Jan. 1, 2023. And in January 2018, he raised the goal to a total of 5 million zero-emission vehicles in California by 2030.
As of January 2020, California has more than 655,000 EVs, but fewer than 22,000 charging stations.
We’re making progress. But in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we need to put millions more EVs on the road. And in order to do that, we need to build more charging stations to keep them there.
That’s why we’re calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to set a goal of installing 1 million charging stations in California by 2030.