Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan

The roadmap for a clean and equitable transportation system in Oakland

Start date:
Nov 1, 2019
Completion date:
Jan 12, 2023


The City of Oakland Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan provides a roadmap for transitioning to a zero emission transportation system. Governor Gavin Newsom declared that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in California must be zero-emission by 2035. The Plan helps to achieve that goal, and builds on existing goals and objectives outlined in California’s 2016 ZEV Action Plan, the Bay Area’s 2013 PEV Readiness Plan.

The plan includes strategies to increase access to zero emission vehicles (ZEV), electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), and hydrogen fueling stations for all Oakland residents and visitors. Click here for maps and further information about the current ZEV infrastructure in Oakland.

Interested in learning about available financial incentives for ZEVs? Click here for a summary.

Looking to install electric vehicle charging stations at home or as part of a larger project? Click here for more information from Oakland's Planning and Building Department.


The Plan includes eight chapters:

  • Introduction and Existing Conditions
  • City Leadership
  • Existing & Multi-family Buildings
  • Public & Curbside Charging
  • Medium & Heavy-Duty Fleets
  • Micromobility (E-scooters and E-bikes)
  • The ZEV Economy
  • Funding and Implementing the ZEV Action Plan

Community Engagement

  • November 2020: Curbside Charging Stakeholder Meeting - This virtual workshop brought together stakeholders to discuss barriers and pain points that exist for installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure, explore possible policy solutions and discuss how to implement these solutions equitably in the City of Oakland. Click here for a summary of this event.
  • Spring/Summer 2021: Oakland Electrification + Decarbonization of Workforce Development Series: This series of stakeholder meetings are focused on jobs and workforce development to support the electrification of both Oakland's buildings and transportation system. Learn more at
  • July & August 2021: On 7/29, Staff co-led a workshop on the Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan in the Fruitvale neighborhood on with TransForm and the Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation. An additional virtual workshop was held for West Oakland residents, co-led by West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project. Participants provided valuable feedback on the barriers they face and desires for clean mobility infrastructure in their neighborhood. For a summary of both workshops, Click here to read a summary of both workshops.

Provide Feedback!

Where would you like to see Electric Vehicle chargers in Oakland? Let us know using this Interactive Map to explore where existing chargers are located and identify locations where you'd like to see more. Click here for a survey version to provide feedback.

If you'd like to receive updates about the Zero Emission Vehicle Plan, Click here to sign up for our e-mail list.

The final version of the Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan is now available for viewing, Click Here to read the ZEV Action Plan. Click Here to read a Press Release for the Plan. Comments and questions can be directed to




Project Kick-off
November 2019
Stakeholder Group Meetings
Fall 2020 to Fall 2021
Community Workshops
Summer & Fall 2021
Release of Public Draft for Comment
May 2022
Plan Presented and Adopted by City Council
September-November 2022
Final Plan Published
January 2023

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