An Electric Vehicle Toolkit for Local Governments

Released by: Environment California Research and Policy Center

Climate change is already harming cities across the world, and fossil fuel-powered transportation is a significant contributor to the carbon emissions that continue to accelerate it. Cities and towns can help make a difference by encouraging the widespread adoption of EVs. And they have many tools they can use to do so – from expediting permitting for EV chargers to leading by example by purchasing electric vehicles for municipal fleets.

This report includes tools and policies that leading cities have adopted to make it easier to buy and own an EV. By taking these steps, local governments around the country can make the switch to clean, electric vehicles an easier choice for everyone.