Policies

Local

Executive Order 11-03:

Summary:  Other than any normal parking fees, no fee shall be charger for the use of publicly available Level 1 and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations installed and owned by the City and County of San Francisco on City-owned property through December 31, 2013. (Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco)

Ordinance 26-08:
Summary: Sections 1135.2 and 1135.3 were added to the Police Code, the latter which requires taxi companies to reduce average per vehicle greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 1990 levels by 2012.  For more information, click here.

Environmental Code, Chapter 4:  Healthy Air and Clean Transportation Program

Summary:  Among other directives, promote the use of vehicles that have zero or super ultra-low emissions.  Click here for more information.

Proposition A, Charter, Article VIIIA:  Sec. 8A.103(f):

Summary:  The SFMTA needs to identify measures to achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from San Francisco's transportation sector to 80% of 1990 levels by 2012.  Click here for more information.

State

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

Summary:  LEV standards regulate maximum exhaust emissions for vehicles of Model Year (MY) 2004 and subsequent model year passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles.  Click here to read more.

Vehicle Acquisition and Petroleum Reduction Requirements

Summary:  State owned or leased vehicles that are capable of operating on alternative fuel must operate on that fuel unless the alternative fuel is not available. To learn more, click here.

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Production Standards
Summary:  Manufactures with annual sales greater than 60,000 vehicles must produce deliver a mimimum percentage of ZEVs for sale in California.  Click here to learn more.

Federal

Emission Standards for New Motor Vehicles or New Motor Vehicle Engines

Summary:  Standards will be established and updated periodically regarding the emission of any air pollutant from any new motor vehicles or new motor vehicle engines, which cause, or contribute to, air pollution which endanger public health or welfare.  For more information, click here.