LCFS ZEV Infrastructure Crediting
The 2018 LCFS amendments added a zero emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure crediting provision to the LCFS (section 95486.2) designed to support the deployment of ZEV infrastructure. The ZEV infrastructure provision covers Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure (HRI) and Direct Current (DC) Fast Charging Infrastructure (FCI). In addition to generating LCFS credit for dispensed fuel, the eligible hydrogen station, or DC fast charger can generate infrastructure credits based on the capacity of the station or charger minus the quantity of dispensed fuel.
Application Materials and Instructions
- HRI Application Template (February 11, 2019)
- Application Instructions for Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Pathway (updated August 21, 2020)
- FCI Application Template (February 11, 2019)
- Application Instructions for Direct Current Fast Charging Infrastructure Pathway (updated August 21, 2020)
Approved HRI and FCI Applications
As of July 1, 2021, 61 hydrogen stations and 1,155 DC fast chargers at 205 sites were approved for ZEV infrastructure crediting.
Below are maps of all 61 hydrogen stations and 149 fast EV charger sites approved under HRI and FCI, respectively.
Estimated Potential HRI and FCI Credits
As per the LCFS regulation, the HRI and FCI applications can be approved until estimated potential HRI and FCI credits from all approved applications do not exceed 2.5 percent of deficits in the prior quarter, respectively. The table below shows estimated potential HRI and FCI credits based on prior quarter deficits and will be updated quarterly.
Table updated: June 18, 2021
|Total deficits generated in Q4 2020||3,962,099|
|2.5% limit based on Q4 2020 deficits||99,052|
|Estimated Potential HRI Credits||39,052|
|Estimated Potential FCI Credits||16,823|