Agenda & Notes: October 5, 2023 Clean Mobility Projects & Incentives Workgroup Meeting
- Summary of September 2023 meeting
- ACC II Environmental Justice Vehicle Values, Natalie Reavey, CARB
- Next Steps
Anthony Bento, CNCDA; Natalie Reavey, CARB; Anny Wong, CARB; Lisa Chiladakis, CARB; Marissa Williams, CARB; Lonnie Mason, First Generation Environmental Health and Economic Develop; Sam Gregor, CARB; Anna Scodel, CARB; Manali Sheth, CALSTART; Linda White, BMW; Thomas Lawson, Ford; Graciela Garcia, CARB; Raquel Cardenas, CARB; Andrea Nguyen, Greenlining Institute; James Delgado, Mobility Development Group; Sarah Somorai, Hyundai; Whitney Richardson, Electrify America; Patty Breslin, San Leandro 2050; Aaron Hilliard, CARB; Kevin Hamilton, Central California Asthma Collaborative; Amanda Mattes, CalEPA
Presentation on Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) Environmental Justice Vehicle Values, Natalie Reavey, CARB
The ACC II resolution dictates that CARB work with automakers, community-based organizations, advocates, and others to promote automaker participation in the equity provisions, including through agreements if appropriate, by July 1, 2025
This is why the first project this workgroup will focus on is to consolidate the statewide vehicle needs for community mobility programs on an annual basis and leverage off-lease vehicles.
The 3 equity provisions in ACC II are:
- Automakers can sell new ZEVs or PHEVs at a 25% discount to qualifying community-based clean mobility programs.
- Automakers can offer lower priced vehicles in the first years of the regulation to increase affordable access to ZEVs and PHEVs
- Automakers can increase the supply of off-lease ZEVs and PHEVs to dealerships participating in CARB’s financial assistance programs that serve low-income and disadvantaged households.
The point is to focus deployment of ZEVs in low-income and disadvantaged communities.
Challenges with Clean Mobility EJ Values:
- Scale – global companies working with communities with low-volume needs
- Timing – not sure what mobility programs will need
- Establishing an equitable process
- Facilitating purchases
- What could an equitable process look like to connect auto manufacturers with communities?
- How do we understand future vehicle needs?
Discussion and Q/A
There were questions about the steps automakers need to take to get EJ credits. This is in the regulatory language. There were also suggestions on how to set up collaboration between the automakers and community groups. There needs to be a model that is flexible enough to count for different areas (rural vs. urban) and the different types of programs and that includes local dealers, CBOs, or other local organizations.
We might need a resource for CBOs to sign up to be a partner in this type of work. We should look at developing a way to connect people/organizations.
Some examples include
- San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s Community Based Organization Directory Map
- CPUC’s Equity & Access Grant Program.
It might also be good to “pool” the needs of the communities.
CARB has developed the Clean Transportation Equity Alliance (Alliance) to communicate with communities about Clean Mobility Options Pilot. The Alliance had its first forum in October 2023. Outreach groups have lists of organizations throughout the state that they send information to. CARB is funding more capacity building and needs assessments and is hoping that more resources are available in the future to expand this program. The requirements and toolkits communities can use for needs assessments are available at https://cleanmobilityoptions.org/na-implementation-toolkit/.
We heard that leasing won’t work for low-income families. The $7500 federal tax credit is not enough. Auto dealers should look at what types of discounts they can give. A monthly payment should be between $250-$350.
CARB will send notes and questions for everyone to think about and respond to offline.
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