CA Energy Markets: Bill Would Increase Reporting, Transparency for Public EV-Charging Stations

Source: California Energy Markets

As California continues to develop its infrastructure for electric vehicles, a bill proposed last week in the state Assembly aims to increase the reliability of publicly funded EV charging stations as part of the state's efforts to increase EV adoption to meet its climate goals. AB 2061 was introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and Assembly Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to require disclosure of reliability data for all publicly funded EV charging stations in California.

"Consumers need to know they will not be stranded and will be able to plug in wherever they travel in our state," Ting said in an interview with California Energy Markets. "California has been investing billions in charging infrastructure over the last decade, but we do not yet have a holistic understanding of how reliable those stations are or if any steps need to be taken to improve overall reliability. Think of it as like going to a doctor for a checkup. A problem can only be fixed if it is diagnosed."