About Driving to Net Zero

Driving to Net Zero is a multi-jurisdiction/agency project that provides resources to local governments who are seeking support in the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and charging infrastructure.

Driving to Net Zero resulted in several pages of recommendations, tools and reports. This website serves a resource to share the final deliverables in an organized website to be utilized by local governments. To help the staff find the resources that are likely the most relevant to their role as it relates to encouraging EV deployment, the County has tagged resources accordingly: Local Planning & Codes, Siting & Installing EVSE, Clean Fleet Planning and Additional Topics.

Driving to Net Zero is a project funded by the Strategic Growth Council Sustainable Communities Planning Grant, Round 3. The project team, led by the County of Santa Clara Office of Sustainability includes the cities of Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Morgan Hill as well as Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Bay Area Climate Collaborative and ICF International. Driving to Net Zero is a continuation of the policies and goals outlined by the predecessor project, Silicon Valley 2.0.

The project launched in February 2016, and completed March 2018.

Description of Audiences

The deployment of EV charging infrastructure cuts across multiple government agencies at the municipal, County, and regional levels. Similarly, there are multiple stakeholders within municipal and County-level governments that should be incorporated into the EV strategic planning process. As part of the DNZ Project, the County has targeted sustainability staff, building and permitting staff, planning staff, and fleet managers.​

For more information, contact [email protected]. ​​



The statements and conclusions of this website and associated reports are those of the County of Santa Clara and/or ICF and not necessarily those of the California Strategic Growth Council or the California Department of Conservation, or its employees. The California Strategic Growth Council and the California Department of Conservation make no warranties, express or implied, and assume no liability for the information contained​ in this website.​​​​​​

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