Alternative Fuels & Vehicles

In 2012, the Southern California Association of Governments led a collaborative process to prepare Southern California for the anticipated influx of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the region, which could be as high as 700,000 by 2022 according to SCAG research. PEVs will reduce air pollution, decrease our dependency on foreign oil and attract green businesses to Southern California. SCAG included PEV-related actions and strategies in the 2012–2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) to support and expand this effort.

Since then SCAG has continued to collaborate with regional partners to secure planning and implementation funding to build out the regional PEV charging network. In Spring 2015, SCAG was awarded a grant to continue planning and outreach related to the challenges of retrofitting existing multi-family housing buildings with charging stations. In addition, SCAG is updating and refining growth projections for PEVs and including growth projections for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles. These figures will inform policies under development as part of the 2016-2040 RTP/SCS.

Below you will find resources to address challenges facing building developers, elected officials, government planners and everyday EV owners.


A comprehensive plan to develop the infrastructure necessary to support the region's growing numbers of PEVs.
Includes maps, charts, and data at the subregional level, to illustrate factors that influence demand for charging equipment at specific locations.
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The SCAG Clean Cities Coalition coordinates the activities of both private and public sector proponents of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).