Zero-emission Vehicle Equity Task Force
The Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Equity Task Force (Task Force) brings together leaders in zero-emission transportation such as environmental justice advocates, automakers, state government, and other key organizations to develop strategies to expand communities’ access to ZEVs and zero-emission mobility.
The ZEV Equity Task Force is being formed in response to direction from the California Air Resources Board (CARB or the Board) members through the language in the Advanced Clean Cars II Regulations Resolution 22-12 to “expand low-income and disadvantaged communities’ access to ZEVs and zero-emission mobility.”
In May 2023, the Task Force was formed to meet this goal. The primary objective of the Task Force is to expedite the deployment of ZEVs and charging infrastructure in low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout the state. We plan to accomplish this by forming partnerships that lead to tangible projects on the ground, ultimately increasing access to ZEVs and zero emission mobility.
Workgroups & Workgroup Meetings
Based on the survey conducted before the May 30th Task Force meeting and discussions during the meeting, four categories were identified to group projects into. Each category will have its own workgroup where members will come together to discuss project ideas and determine the best strategies to make a significant impact.
Workgroups will meet monthly, developing projects related to the workgroup topic. Workgroups will report back to the larger Task Force with short updates at every ZEV Equity Task Force meeting. Visit the workgroup web page for meeting dates, agendas and meeting notes. The workgroups are:
ZEV Equity Task Force Meetings
The ZEV Equity Task Force meetings will convene multiple times a year, bringing together representatives from various sectors involved in zero-emission vehicles and mobility. The primary objectives of these meetings are to receive updates from the workgroups, devise strategies to overcome barriers encountered, and collectively share information on statewide initiatives and projects.
Date & Time
Task Force and Workgroup Meetings
May 30, 2023
1 – 4 p.m.
ZEV Equity Task Force kick-off meeting
Join the Task Force or a Workgroup
If you're interested in taking action to achieve tangible results, we encourage you to join the Task Force and/or one of the workgroups. You can propose a new project or contribute to existing proposals that align with our overarching goal. To learn more about the task force or become a member, please contact us at ZEVequity@arb.ca.gov.