The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved $1.4 billion in funding to build out the state’s electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

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The investments would support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to phase out new gasoline-powered passenger vehicle sales by 2035, CEC said. 

“This plan charts the path for Governor Newsom’s historic budget investments in zero-emission transportation infrastructure and manufacturing,” said CEC’s Patty Monahan, lead commissioner for transportation. “These dollars close the 2025 infrastructure funding gap so that access to charging and hydrogen fueling isn’t a barrier for those exploring cleaner transportation options including individuals, businesses and public agencies.”

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