January 15, 2015
The Georgetown Climate Center has released a report that captures best practices in state-sponsored plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) programs, and lessons in PEV program development and implementation that may serve as models to other states.
Plug-in electric vehicle deployment has grown significantly since 2011, with more than 285,000 PEVs on the road nationwide as of December 2014. However, a number of financial, infrastructure, and information challenges to greater PEV adoption remain.
States in the northeast and elsewhere are launching innovative programs to address these issues and support the PEV market. In addition, governors from six of the northeast and mid-Atlantic states joined Oregon and California in signing a Zero Emission Vehicle Memorandum of Understanding (ZEV MOU) and are working with one another to address the above barriers with the goal of putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in their states by 2025.
In June 2014, representatives from the Transportation and Climate Initiative convened a PEV Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts, to learn about innovative state programs, explore opportunities for TCI’s work to align with the goals of states whose governors have committed to the ZEV MOU, and identify actions that TCI can take to advance PEV deployment in the region. The Georgetown Climate Center’s report, “Supporting the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Market,” captures best practices that were presented at TCI's PEV Workshop. The Georgetown Climate Center serves as facilitator for TCI states.
Click here to read "Supporting the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Market" report.