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California's Governor Brown Signs Electric Vehicle Legislation.

Discussion in 'California' started by Benz, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Benz

    Benz Active Member

    Nov 15, 2012
  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

    Mar 29, 2009
    Nixa, Missouri, United States
    Text at link:

    SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today marked “National Plug In Day” by signing a half dozen bills to support California’s burgeoning electric vehicle market.

    “Today, we reaffirm our commitment in California to an electric vehicle future,” said Governor Brown.

    The Governor signed the following bills today:

    • AB 8 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno): Extends to 2024 programs aimed at reducing auto emissions in California, including the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, the Air Quality Improvement Program, the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program and the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program.
    • AB 266 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills): Extends the white sticker program allowing for certain low-emission vehicles to drive in high-occupancy or “diamond” lanes until 2019 or until federal authorization expires.
    • AB 1092 by Assemblymember Marc B. Levine (D-San Rafael): Requires the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop standards for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in multi-family housing and non-residential developments.
    • SB 286 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco): Extends the green sticker program allowing for certain low-emission vehicles to drive in high-occupancy or “diamond” lanes until 2019 or until federal authorization expires.
    • SB 359 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-Hayward): Provides $30 million to fund the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project and the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project; $10 million to fund the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program; and appropriates $8 million for the enhanced fleet modernization program.
    • SB 454 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-Hayward): Creates the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act, which removes obstacles to using electric vehicles by making electric vehicle charging stations accessible to all electric vehicle drivers, easier to locate and more convenient to use.

    This legislation builds on the state’s efforts to help California's electric vehicle market grow, including an Executive Order issued by Governor Brown that established a target of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in California by 2025 and a number of other long-term goals.

    Earlier this month, Governor Brown joined dozens of California business, automotive, consumer, technology and utility leaders to discuss and highlight public and private sector efforts to expand the state's electric vehicle market at the "Drive the Dream" event sponsored by the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative.

    National Plug In Day is a nationwide celebration of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles and includes more than a dozen events across California during the weekend of September 28th to 29th.

    *Bold is mine--the only "big" change IMO
  3. gvillager

    gvillager Member

    May 21, 2013
    I applaud California for taking the lead on this and dragging the rest of the country with them. :)
  4. jcaspar

    jcaspar Member

    Aug 19, 2013
    Now if they would only make them sales tax exempt like other states..... We would be in the 21st century
  5. liuping

    liuping Active Member

    Jul 23, 2013
    San Diego
    A good start would be not charging sales tax on the $7500 federal and $2500 state rebates. Unfortunately, even that bill did not pass.

    No sales tax on EVs seems really unlikely...
  6. Apoclyps

    Apoclyps Member

    Feb 28, 2013
    Taipei, Taiwan
    SB454: does that mean Tesla has to open up their Superchargers to non-Tesla cars?
  7. waidy

    waidy Member

    May 6, 2012
    Los Altos Hills, CA
    And CHAdeMO for Tesla's Model S too :)
  8. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Skaneateles, NY
    No I don't think that is correct at all. This has to deal with billing and memberships.

    excerpt from bill:
    the way I interpret that has to deal with the BILLING, not with the technology standard. I interpret this to mean that these stations must offer generic credit card services so that you could use either one. I don't see anything (at least not in the above statements...perhaps elsewhere in the bill but I need to look into that further) that states that the technology itself needs to be opened up or generic adapters offered by the technology. So basically, the station needs to provide a way for you to use it without needing to be a "member" of the billing network.

    I don't see anything in there that says the tesla chargers need to also have J1772 or Chademo adapters or publish their proprietary protocols for anyone to make adapters.

    I'll do some more digging on this but again so far I don't see anything that says the technology itself needs to be opened up.

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    actually, the best way to describe this may be it "requires that all public chargers in California be open to customers with credit cards." The superchargers are not public, they are private only to Tesla vehicles. Its not a public charger that anyone can use so this bill does not apply to them.
  9. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Feb 6, 2011
    Columbia River Gorge
    Moderator Note: Added region to thread title to make it easier for TMC members browsing via 'new threads' to understand this is a regional thread.

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    No. Tesla owns the Superchargers. It's not a public charging spot. And the charging hardware is proprietary.
  10. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

    Sep 23, 2012
    San Diego
    extension of the HOV access til 2019 is huge too.
    Kind of silly that my other car: Plug In Prius gets this access until 2019 also.. but that is Sacramento logic

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