CLEE’s EV Equity Initiative seeks to build locally tailored, community driven, and replicable approaches to the development of electric vehicle and mobility infrastructure in lower-income and underserved communities in California. Working with local government and community partners, the team will conduct local outreach and research to identify policy, legal, financial, and infrastructural barriers to equitable EV deployment and craft roadmaps and build coalitions to address them.
Over the course of this multi-year effort, we will establish partnerships with local governments and stakeholders to advance equitable EV planning processes; conduct mapping exercises to identify highest-priority charger locations based on a range of locally appropriate factors; develop implementation roadmaps, guidebooks, and other resources; propose policy and legislative solutions as appropriate; and support implementation efforts wherever possible.
We are working with Oakland’s Department of Transportation and Sustainability and Resilience Division to accelerate implementation of the city’s Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan, a comprehensive zero-emission transportation strategy. In 2023, we will support city teams and engage with outside stakeholders to tackle early action items in the ZEV plan. We will also provide legal research, mapping, and other strategic support.
We are working with city and regional leaders to identify and address needs across law and policy research, mapping, and agency and stakeholder coordination to build toward local zero-carbon transportation plan development.
Through a grant from UC Berkeley’s Institute for Transportation Studies, we are engaging stakeholders across the city to identify policy barriers and solutions to developing an equitable charging infrastructure program for a small, diverse city with a significant agricultural worker population.
We are working with project partners at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group to develop map-based resources that can identify high-priority areas and sites for charging infrastructure, based on criteria such as income, demographics, environmental indicators, transit demand and access, electric grid capacity, commercial and public spaces, and more. These resources will inform local planning and investment processes.
Working with project partners at ProspectSV, we will convene experts and stakeholders across public and climate finance, clean mobility planning, charging services, businesses and commercial property owners, and community groups to develop innovative revenue and financing models that can fund affordable charging in high-priority communities.
Working with partner law firms, we will develop a suite of legal and policy research resources to inform local action plans. These may include a legal guidebook for cities to support charging in priority communities; model ordinances; analysis of existing zero emission vehicle action plans; literature reviews; and more.
Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
Oakland Department of Transportation
Oakland Sustainability and Resilience Division
Sheppard Mullin LLP
Contact Ted Lamm for more information.