Public Meeting to solicit comments on Electrify America’s California progress

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July 31, 2023

Public Meeting to solicit comments on Electrify America’s California progress

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will host a public meeting regarding Electrify America’s California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Commitment. At this meeting, CARB staff will solicit comments from stakeholders regarding Electrify America’s progress toward achieving the objectives of the 2.0-liter Partial Consent Decree.

This public meeting will be held on Zoom. Interested parties must register to participate. Details are as follows:

Date:                 Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Time:                 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:           Zoom



Appendix C of the 2.0-liter Volkswagen (VW) Partial Consent Decree (Consent Decree) requires VW to remedy the negative impact that sales of its 2.0-liter diesel vehicles had on California’s ZEV market. This ZEV Investment Commitment, requires VW to invest $800 million in California in four $200 million 30-month cycles over a 10‑year period to support the increased use and availability of ZEVs.

As required by the Consent Decree, Electrify America must develop, and California must approve the ZEV Investment Plans (Plan) through an extensive public process. The Board approved the Cycle 1 Plan, covering the period January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019 in July 2017. The Board approved the Cycle 2 Plan, covering the period July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021 in December 2018. The Board approved the Cycle 3 Plan, covering January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024 in June 2021. Each of the three approved Plans describes the eligible investments to be made during the Plan periods. Separately, California Senate Bill (SB) 92, passed in June 2017, directs CARB to strive to ensure that at least 35 percent of Electrify America’s investments benefit low-income or disadvantaged communities that are disproportionately impacted by air pollution. The three approved Plans proposed spending that exceeds that community benefits target. Electrify America’s reports can be found using the “More Information” link below.

This meeting responds to Board direction to staff to consult with stakeholders on progress towards achieving the objectives of the Consent Decree.

More Information


If you have questions regarding the public meeting, please contact Banpreet Bhambra.