The legislations are meant to make electric cars
affordable in low-income communities and to achieve a target of
having 1.5 million zero emission vehicles in California by 2025.
The new plans encourage the usage of clean-air vehicles by
granting free access or access at reduced rates to
high-occupancy toll lanes. Commercial and real estate owners
will be able to approve installation of electric vehicle
charging stations, as long as it meets requirements.
California surpassed sales of 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles
earlier this month. (http://bit.ly/1tIqk2s)
In 2012, Governor Brown announced a $120 million settlement with
NRG Energy to construct electric car charging stations across
1,000 locations in California. (http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=17463)
(Reporting by Ankush Sharma in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar
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