Upstate California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan
The Upstate Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Project was an effort led by the Siskiyou County Economic Development Corporation to foster discussions and help the counties of Siskiyou, Shasta, and Tehama prepare for the rollout of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and supporting infrastructure. Because the effort was part of the early stages of alternative fuel vehicle investment in each of the county regions, the plan was focused on the following:
Cultivate and bring together stakeholders to collaborate on alternative fuel vehicle needs
Develop a high-level infrastructure deployment plan
Assess local permitting requirements for the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and propose ways to streamline those requirements
Evaluate local vehicle fleets and create high-level plans to assist them in accelerating plug-in electric vehicle adoption.
Prepare and conduct educational outreach activities on plug-in electric vehicles.
SRTA participated as a technical expert, shared data, provided input on the high-level PEV station plan, and assisted in education outreach activities. In short, the Upstate PEV Readiness Plan estimated that approximately 72 Level 2 Chargers and 27 Level 3 (DC fast) Chargers were necessary to support approximately 2% of the entire registered vehicle fleet in Shasta County being electric vehicles.