Zero-Emission Vehicles

Lead Authority: Public Works – Traffic & Transportation



  • Increase community adoption of electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Increase community awareness of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and available EV rebates
  • Lead by example through switching municipal fleet to electric alternatives
  • Provide a diverse network of vehicle charging infrastructure to accommodate different needs
  • Prioritize expansion of public charge infrastructure in disadvantaged communities

Progress Metrics

  • Percentage community EV ownership1
  • Percentage of city vehicles replaced by EVs2
  • Number of public EV chargers per capita3
  • Number of residential EV charger installations3

Implementation Measures


  • Amend zoning to require new developments allow priority parking for alternative fuel vehicles
  • Streamline review process for installation of EV chargers for both residential and commercial areas (see resources below for guidance)


  • Provide 24-hour permit review for single-family residential EVSE applications and five-day permit review for commercial and multi-family EVSE applications.
  • Provide permit guidance to allow private installations of charging infrastructure in the right-of-way, with priority for applications that serve multi-family or workplace charging, or support EV car share or similar shared mobility programs
  • Identify opportunities to encourage the conversion of conventional fueling stations to include ZEV charging hubs, and explore methods to encourage installation of EV chargers at existing gas stations.
  • Provide incentives for local businesses to install EV charging facilities in existing parking lots


  • Partner with community-based organizations
  • Advance visibility and awareness of new vehicle technologies through ride-and-drive events and vehicle showcases
  • Encourage development of elementary and high school curriculum on ZEV mobility options and promote incorporation of the curriculum in local programs.
  • Provide information on vehicle rebate and incentive programs to low-income communities



  1. CARB Fleet search tool (coming soon)
  2. City Fleet Data
  3. Permit data
  4. Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook (Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development)
  5. Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permit Streamlining Map (Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development)