Ting Statement on Governor’s Executive Order

Friday, January 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order B-48-18, which increases the adoption of zero-emission vehicles in California:

“Yesterday Governor Brown delivered his final address where he reinforced his commitment to fighting climate change. Today, with this new executive order, California affirms its commitment to the state’s rebate program and to accelerate the installation of electric charging infrastructure. Coupled with my legislation, this executive order is welcome news to California’s efforts to address the growing problem of transportation emissions. I look forward to working with the Governor on ensuring that California’s children and grandchildren can breathe clean air.”

Assemblymember Ting is the author of two pieces of legislation addressing transportation emissions. AB 1745, the Clean Cars 2040 Act, would require all new passenger vehicles in California to be zero-emissions after January 1, 2040. AB 1184, the California Electric Vehicle Initiative, would provide point-of-sale rebates to EV buyers, with the rebate value scaled down as state EV sales hit certain milestones until 2030.  More information about this legislation is available here.

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