A late July solicitation for proposals issued by the California Energy Commission will help complete the state’s portion of the West Coast Electric Highway from the Oregon border to Baja California.
By 2020, up to 1 million zero-emission vehicles will be able to travel the entire length of the state on electricity from fast-charging stations including those to be installed on nine highway corridors under this $10-million program.
California is acting to fulfill its commitment under the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, an October 2013 agreement between the three coastal states and British Columbia to transition the region to clean modes of transportation.
Corridor charging will assure electric-vehicle owners that they can recharge when driving long distances along a freeway or highway with the charging infrastructure, California Energy Commission (CEC) officials explain.
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