Eight States Release Action Plan to put 3.3 Million Zero Emission Vehicles on the Road

May 30, 2014

On May 29, eight states released an action plan to develop infrastructure, coordinate policies, codes and standards, and help develop a consumer market to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025.

The “Multi-State ZEV Action Plan” provides an overview of the current state of the market and identifies 11 key actions that can be taken by all of the partners to promote ZEV deployment. These actions include: promote the availability and effective marketing of ZEVs; provide consumer incentives to enhance the ZEV ownership experience; lead by example through increasing ZEVs in state, municipal and other public fleets; encourage private fleets to purchase, lease or rent ZEVs; promote workplace charging; promote ZEV infrastructure planning and investment by public and private entities; provide clear and accurate signage to direct ZEV users to charging and fueling stations and parking; remove barriers to ZEV charging and fueling station installations; promote access, compatibility, and interoperability of the plug-in electric vehicle charging network; remove barriers to retail sale of electricity and hydrogen as transportation fuels and promote competitive plug-in electric vehicle charging rates; and track and report progress toward meeting the goal of 3.3 million ZEVs on our roadways by 2025.

Governors from California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont signed a zero-emission vehicle  memorandum of understanding in October 2013 that set the ambitious EV deployment goal, and the action plan is the first major milestone from the eight-state collaboration.

Additional information on the Multi-State ZEV Action Plan and the State Zero-Emission Vehicle Programs Memorandum of Understanding can be found here.