By the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, along with the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA)
Cars, buses, and trucks produce approximately one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions.1 Although global sales of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) for passenger cars have increased an average of 50 percent per year since 2015, they still make up a small fraction of overall vehicles on roads today and are not evenly distributed around the globe.2 A large portion of consumers and fleet owners are still hesitant or unable to purchase these vehicles, often due to concerns about the lack of available charging and refueling infrastructure. While some nations and subnational jurisdictions may have ambitious ZEV infrastructure plans, deploying innovative demonstration projects and developing supportive policies will be crucial to achieving a successful ZEV transition worldwide. To help guide investment in charging and refueling infrastructure deployment to spur higher ZEV adoption, the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, along with the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), developed this brief to highlight case studies of successful electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment around the world. The cases describe how jurisdictions engage in planning and regulatory frameworks to support ZEV adoption and infrastructure. These jurisdictions are adopting innovative models and partnerships to increase ZEV fleet adoption, public and private charging deployment, and public awareness of the reduced total cost of ownership of driving ZEV. The case studies, capture work happening in:
•California, United States
•British Columbia, Canada
Whether national or subnational, whether at the beginning of their ZEV journey or farther along, the case studies presented here provide an array of lessons learned for other jurisdictions looking to incorporate zero-emission vehicles and the necessary infrastructure.