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Butte County Association of Governments

Butte County Association of Governments

Butte ZEV Readiness Plan

an electric car being charged

BCAG completed the development of the Butte Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Plan (Plan) in May 2018, after collaborating with city and county staff and other interested stakeholders. BCAG was successful in receiving a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant in the amount of $114,777 to develop the Plan.

The final 2018 Butte PEV Readiness Plan was formally accepted by the BCAG Board of Directors on May 24th, 2018.  In June 2023, BCAG completed an update to the plan. This was a technical update to update terminology, data, maps and figures, and streamline the size of the document. The 2023 Butte ZEV Readiness Plan is available here.  
See below for appendices.
Draft Plan Appendices:
Appendix A. PEV 101 Information
Appendix B. Guide to the 2016 Ca Green Bldg Standards Code
Appendix C. Ready Set Charge
Appendix D. Example EVSE Permit Forms and Checklists
Appendix E. Streamlining the Permitting & Inspection Process for Home Charging
Appendix F. Accessible PEV Charging Stations
Appendix G. Universal Charging Access Guidelines and Best Practices
Appendix H. Policy Directive MUTCD PEV Signage
Appendix I. Workplace Charging Sample Survey
Appendix J. Workplace Charging PEV Coalition
Appendix K. Clean Cities Training Opportunities
Appendix L. Accessibility and Signage for PEV Charging Infrastructure
Appendix M. AB1236 Sample Ordinance and Staff Report
Appendix N. Workplace Charging Station Cost Recovery Strategies
The purpose for developing the Butte ZEV Readiness Plan is to:
  • Make the region eligible for grant funding for installation of new ZEV charging stations;
  • Provide a “toolbox” for the cities and county to improve their ZEV readiness;
  • Contribute to improved air quality and reduced CO2 emissions in the region;
  • Help meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for BCAG's Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, and city and county climate action plans.
The Plan includes the following main components:
  • Identification of preferred locations throughout the region for additional ZEV charging facilities;
  • Recommendations for improvements to city and county building codes, permitting and inspection processes, and zoning and parking requirements, in order to facilitate and streamline installation of ZEV equipment in residential, workplace and public/retail locations;  
  • Recommendations for increasing the number of ZEVs in vehicle fleets throughout the region;

For further information on the Butte PEV Readiness Plan, please contact Chris Devine at or 530-809-4616.