California has been at the forefront of electronic vehicle deployment in the U.S. for a couple of years now. With the goal of lowering emissions to 40% by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2045, California has attracted many clean technology companies who are helping the state in building infrastructure to help achieve this goal. While there is the goal of going green, car sales are still much higher than electronic vehicles’ (EV). One main reason is the shortage of charging stations. Many people wanted to go green and buy an electric vehicle however they are concerned with the need to recharge.
With this in mind, recent funding for EVs was dedicated to building charging stations to assure consumers that EVs are dependable and can be used as gas-powered cars. This supports the recent statement of Governor Newson where he envisions that all cars and trucks to be sold by 2035 are all emission-free. The public needs the state’s support in this worthwhile transition. Other incentives are also being given so people will choose EVs over gas-powered cars. The California Rebate Program gives a $4,500 refund to consumers who will purchase a new EV.
In an article published by CalMatters, they write,” Through the California Pollution Control Finance Authority’s CalCAP program administered by my office, the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program is expanding the number of electric vehicle charging stations installed by small businesses in California. This $2 million financing program provides incentives to small business owners and landlords of multi-unit dwellings to install electric vehicle charging stations for employees, clients and tenants.”