Local Governments

Local, regional and state governments are all in position to benefit from economic and environmental returns from the rising plug-in vehicle (PEV) market in California. This page presents resources to help policymakers and officials in the PEV readiness processes. Here you will find information covering permitting and inspection, zoning and parking, updating building codes, ADA compliance, EV parking only signs, PEV fleet conversion, PEV maps and apps and more.

Resources for Local Governments

PEV Planning

Local government tools for PEV planning. Look through The California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative resources for policy makers to support the PEV market.

The City of San Diego requires public accommodations and services be made accessible to persons with disabilities. Technical Policy 11B-1 requires that a percentage of parking spaces with EV charging stations in existing or new construction be accessible. Find information on the specifications for disabled accessible EV charging stations and requirements.
PGE PluginFor jurisdictions served by Southern California Edison, this is a great resource for city staff looking for ways to support residents and businesses that are adopting PEVs. Jurisdictions will also have the ability to link their city or county website to SCE's PEV website to ensure constituents have the right information about electric car fueling.
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    Are you interested in linking your city’s website to SCE’s PEV tools & resources page?

      The PEV Collaborative Community Toolkit for PEV Readiness is a useful resource that aims to boost and simplify local planning efforts for PEVs and electric vehicle infrastructure.

      As more PEVs hit the road in California, so do the positive economic and environmental benefits of an expanding PEV market like green jobs, cleaner air and reduced carbon emissions. PEV Collaborative offers a straightforward and visual PEV Community Readiness guideline.

      The PEV Collaborative has released a report that provides recommendation and examples so city staff can design shortened and simplified procedures for permitting and inspection for the installation of EV home chargers in their jurisdiction.

      Accessibility (ADA compliance) and standardized PEV signage is critical for the wider adoption of PEVs throughout each community. The PEV Collaborative accessibility and signage report provides beneficial recommendations for PEV parking, charging and signage location and graphics.

      For information on transforming government fleets to electric vehicles.

      Clean Cities PEV Handbook for Fleet Managers.

      As we become more mobile, maps and smartphone applications play a central role in helping PEV drivers locate public charging stations. The PEV Collaborative recommends a series of actions to be undertaken to enhance mapping, navigation and location-based tools.

      GoElectricDrive.com provides an extensive list of approved EVSE Vendors/Manufacturers currently selling EV charging stations.

      All products listed on the website meet nationally recognized testing laboratory approval recommendations for use in the public domain.

      go electricSan Diego REVI plans to leverage previous PEV readiness efforts to prepare the San Diego region for “Life after the EV Project.”
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        The SJV PEVCC will develop a regional PEV readiness plan and prepare fact sheets and other best-practice materials that address the major components of a PEV readiness plan in the San Joaquin Valley.