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.
Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Crediting Overview (August 19, 2021)
Application Materials and Instructions
- HRI Application Template (February 11, 2019)
- Application Instructions for Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Pathway (updated August 21, 2020)
- New FCI Application Template (November 23, 2022): This template does not use macros
Approved HRI and FCI Applications
As of November 23, 2022, 71 hydrogen stations and 2,807 DC fast chargers at 452 sites were approved for ZEV infrastructure crediting.
Below are maps of all 68 hydrogen stations and 409 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: September 14, 2022
|Total deficits generated in Q1 2022||5,147,943|
|2.5% limit based on Q1 2022 deficits||128,699|
|Estimated Potential HRI Credits||46,246|
|Estimated Potential FCI Credits||26,717|