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AB-2127 Electric vehicle charging infrastructure: assessment.(2017-2018)

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) Advanced clean vehicles and fuels are needed to reduce petroleum use, to meet air quality standards, to improve public health, and to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.
(2) Widespread transportation electrification requires increased access to the use of electricity as a transportation fuel.
(3) Electric vehicles and charging infrastructure with the ability to record consumption and connect by remote communication technology could assist in grid management and the integration of eligible renewable energy resources. Electric vehicles can also reduce fuel costs for vehicle owners, and time-of-use electric rates can encourage charging that is compatible with electrical grid conditions.
(4) Deploying electric vehicle charging infrastructure will facilitate increased adoption of electric vehicles.
(b) It is the policy of the state and the intent of the Legislature to encourage transportation electrification as a means to achieve ambient air quality standards and the state’s climate goals.

SEC. 2.

 Section 25229 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

 (a) The commission, working with the State Air Resources Board and the Public Utilities Commission, shall prepare a statewide assessment of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure needed to support the levels of electric vehicle adoption required for the state to meet its goals of putting at least five million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2030, and of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
(b) The assessment shall expand on the commission’s electric vehicle infrastructure projections to consider all necessary charging infrastructure, including, but not limited to, the chargers, make-ready electrical equipment, and supporting hardware and software, all vehicle categories, road, highway, and offroad electrification, port and airport electrification, and other programs to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles to meet the goals described in subdivision (a). The assessment shall examine existing and future infrastructure needs throughout California, including in low-income communities.
(c) The commission shall regularly seek data and input relating to electric vehicle charging infrastructure from stakeholders, including, but not limited to, the Public Utilities Commission, the State Air Resources Board, electrical corporations, local publicly owned electric utilities, state and local transportation and transit agencies, charging infrastructure companies, environmental groups, and automobile manufacturers.
(d) The commission shall update the assessment at least once every two years.