California’s 10+ years of public investment in zero-emission vehicle technologies has built a major home-grown industry in the state and created thriving small-businesses, demonstrated by CALSTART’s recent study, which shows that the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) industry has already created nearly 70,000 jobs in California. The study concludes that California also likely leads the nation in the total number of “green” vehicle technology companies, many of them small businesses. The study began with a ground-up, location-specific approach that set out to capture a verifiable metric for the impact that ZEV manufacturing has on the California economy. CALSTART hopes that this study helps policymakers better understand the benefits of our public ZEV incentive investments to the California economy.
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