Central Sierra Zero-Emission Vehicle Readiness Plan


The Central Sierra Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Readiness Plan aimed to develop a locally informed, actionable approach to removing barriers to ZEV adoption in the region covering Alpine, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

Funded by a California Energy Commission grant, the readiness plan addressed the unique challenges to ZEV adoption in this rural part of the state, evaluated and streamlined infrastructure processes and determined best practices for public EV charging as well as devised recommendations for municipal fleet readiness. CSE coordinated efforts with working group members to identify key stakeholders in the counties to engage in the planning. The outcome focused on creating an outreach and education plan for regional jurisdictions and stakeholders to provide a roadmap for rapid and coordinated deployment of ZEV infrastructure.



Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Resolve barriers to widespread deployment of ZEVs and private and public charging infrastructure in the Central Sierra Region and support state goals to reduce carbon emissions from cars and trucks

CSE's Role

Consultant and working group facilitator


Electric Vehicles (EVs)
EV Charging Infrastructure

Key Partners

Tuolumne County Transportation Council

State Policies Supported

Governor’s ZEV Action Plan and Exec. Order B-48-18, AB 32, AB 118, AB 197, SB 32, 2016 Tuolumne Regional Transportation Plan

Impact Statement

Create a strategic plan for ZEV adoption and infrastructure deployment in the Central Sierra Region applicable in other rural areas