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Press Release: Culver City to California: Time for 100% Zero Emission Vehicles by 2030

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April 14, 2021

Contact: Donald Lathbury, 510-499-4133, donald@nextgeneration.org

Culver City to California: Time for 100% Zero Emission Vehicles by 2030

CULVER CITY, CA – On Tuesday, Culver City, a Los Angeles County community that is part of the ‘Silicon Beach’ region known for its concentration of tech startups, became the latest city to pass a resolution urging the State of California to adopt a 100% Zero Emission Vehicle goal for new vehicle sales by 2030. The Culver City Council’s vote makes them the first city in Southern California to pass the resolution, joining Richmond and Berkeley, which passed similar resolutions earlier in the year.

“In Culver City, we embrace science and understand that we must do our part to curb greenhouse gas emissions. We’re excited to be leading the way in Southern California to push the state forward on a ZEV 2030 standard,” said Culver City Vice Mayor Daniel Wayne Lee. “Reducing and ultimately eliminating vehicle emissions is the single biggest thing we can do as a state to tackle the climate crisis, and Culver City is ready to meet the challenge.”


Culver City’s ZEV 2030 resolution is the latest to pass a City Council inspired by the ZEV 2030 campaign (https://www.zev2030.org). ZEV 2030 is working to bring community leaders, industry leaders, and environmental advocates together to solve California’s biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions: the transportation sector. The full resolution can be read here.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tells us we have 9 years to transform our economy, the way we live, where we live and how we move to avoid the worst of the climate crisis. Their analysis was stark and the goal clear: to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, we need to slash emissions 45% below 2010 levels by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. Cities across the state will soon be considering resolutions urging the state to adopt the 2030 standard.

“Our movement is growing, with cities, elected officials, businesses, nonprofits and many more asking the state to accelerate its transition to 100% Zero Emission Vehicles,” said Doug Linney, the Founder and Executive Director of ZEV 2030. “Thank you to the Culver City Council for taking this important step. California is ready to embrace our clean car future.”

ZEV 2030 is reaching out to additional cities around the state to pass similar resolutions with the ultimate goal of a statewide standard adopted by Governor Gavin Newsom, the state legislature, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Anyone who is interested in getting involved should visit ZEV2030.org and email Molly Yoon at molly@zev2030.org to get plugged into the ZEV future.

For more information, please visit https://www.zev2030.org.

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