Supporting the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Market: Best Practices from State PEV Programs

January 15, 2015

This paper captures best practices in state-sponsored plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) buyer incentive programs, DC fast charging programs, and PEV awareness initiatives, as presented at the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s 2014 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Workshop.

PEV deployment has grown significantly since 2011, with more than 285,000 PEVs on the road nationwide as of December 2014. However, financial, infrastructure, and information challenges to greater PEV adoption still remain. States in the northeast and elsewhere are launching innovative programs to address these issues and support the PEV market. 

In June 2014, participants in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) 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 signed the ZEV Memorandum of Understanding, and identify actions that TCI can take to advance PEV deployment in the region.

This report highlights lessons from state-sponsored programs that were presented at the workshop and that may serve as models to other states.