Image source does not exist News Release: 2014-03-06 MEDIA ADVISORY: Zero Emission Vehicles featured at CalEPA building

Release #:14-17
Date:03/06/2014

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Zero Emission Vehicles featured at CalEPA building



SACRAMENTO - A variety of commercial and personal zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) will be on display around the CalEPA building for the second Governor’s ZEV Summit. This gathering is a forum to discuss the state of zero emission technology and the ZEV market.

The actual summit is invitation only. However, representatives will be available to discuss the purpose of the event and describe the latest technology.

What: 2nd Governor’s ZEV Summit

Where: CalEPA building, 1001 I Street (10th & I), Sacramento

When: 9 AM-4:30 PM, Friday, March 07, 2014

Who: This event is arranged on behalf of Governor Jerry Brown, and brings together representatives of government, non-governmental organizations and industry.

Why: The market for ZEVs is rapidly developing and is critical to California’s efforts to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Background

California is a leader in efforts to improve public health through cleaner air and has also become a leader in the fight to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions accelerating climate change worldwide. Specifically, California’s Clean Car regulations and ZEV mandate have helped drive innovation and investment in the critical area of ZEV technology. The leaders gathered at this Summit will review progress so far and discuss means of accelerating development of these vehicles in the context of Governor Brown’s Executive Order 3-23-2012 which mandates that 1.5 million ZEVs be on California’s roads by 2025, and California’s recent 8 state Memorandum of Understanding to put a minimum of 3.3 million ZEVs on the road nationally by the same date.

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.