Expanding plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure is critical to advancing transportation electrification, a key strategy to meet California’s climate and air quality goals. California has initiated several actions to support PEV infrastructure planning and deployment. For example, the California Energy Commission funds regional PEV readiness efforts that focus on light-duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

In collaboration with regional and local entities, the Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) has conducted much of the analysis that has and continues to inform PEV planning in Southern California and beyond. This work falls into the following three categories.