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EV Corridor Analysis Tool for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States

EV Corridor Analysis Tool for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States

The Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates developed an electric vehicle (EV) corridor analysis tool to support state and regional EV charging infrastructure planning in collaboration the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states through the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

 
 
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Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional collaboration of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that seeks to develop the clean energy economy and reduce oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. The participating states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The initiative builds on the region's strong leadership and commitment to energy efficiency and clean energy issues, and its programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the power sector, which have resulted in the region becoming one of the most energy and transportation efficient areas in the nation. The TCI is facilitated and staffed by the Georgetown Climate Center. Learn more.

Northeast Electric Vehicle Network

The Northeast Electric Vehicle Network was created by 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic jurisdictions to enable travelers to drive their plug-in cars and trucks from northern New England to D.C. and everywhere in between. The Network is a project of the Transporatation and Climate Initiative and is staffed and facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center.

More than 100 companies, organizations, and jurisdictions have pledged to work with the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network to support electric vehicle use. Through the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, northeastern states are laying the groundwork for the region to lead the way in the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs), capturing the many economic, jobs, and environmental benefits associated with EVs.  Learn more.

Reducing Transportation Emissions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: Fuel System Considerations
July 23, 2018

In support of states interested in learning more about market-based policy options, the Georgetown Climate Center developed Reducing Transportation Emissions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: Fuel System Considerations to explore technical aspects of a possible regional cap-and-invest policy, as an illustrative example of a market-based approach to a multi-state transportation policy. The paper focuses on two subjects: which fuels might be covered under a policy, and which entities in the transportation fuel supply chain might be responsible for reducing emissions. First published November 12, 2017. Updated July 2018 to include new data and analysis.

 

Electric Vehicle Procurement for Public Fleets
June 28, 2018

Public fleets are realizing significant benefits from the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), and many public fleets want to ‘lead by example’ by showing the public the benefits of transitioning to EVs.  The following page provides resources for public fleet electric vehicle procurement developed through the EV Smart Fleets initiative.

 

Regulatory Considerations for Utility Investment in EV Charging Infrastructure
November 13, 2017

A report released from the Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates provides an overview of the accelerating electrification of the transportation sector and explores the role of state utility regulators in evaluating potential investments by electric utilities in EV charging infrastructure. The report identifies key considerations for regulators, including the amount of charging infrastructure needed to support EVs, ways that regulators can help ensure equitable access to charging infrastructure, and opportunities to maximize the benefits of utility investment in charging infrastructure.

 

Federal Income Tax Treatment of Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging as a Fringe Benefit
June 30, 2016

The Georgetown Climate Center has released an issue brief that analyzes the federal income tax treatment of workplace electric vehicle charging as a fringe benefit. The issue brief examines the current statutory and regulatory framework governing the tax treatment of fringe benefits and describes actions that policymakers could take to provide clarity to employers who provide complimentary workplace charging to their workforces.

 

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation: Opportunities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
November 24, 2015

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation: Opportunities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic analyzes the potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from the transportation sector and the resulting benefits, costs, and macroeconomic impacts for the 11 states and the District of Columbia that participate in the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

 

 

Finding the Funds: Options for State Plug-In Electric Vehicle Programs
April 17, 2015

This paper identifies options for states to fund plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) programs and highlights ways that states across the U.S. are supporting PEVs.

 

 

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.

 

 

Comments on United States v. Hyundai Proposed Consent Decree
December 11, 2014

The Georgetown Climate Center, in its role as facilitator of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, has recommended that the U.S. Justice Department revise its proposed consent decree in United States et al. v. Hyundai Motor Company et al. to require the defendants to direct funds to state projects and programs that have demonstrated success in reducing transportation-sector emissions.

 

Charging Ahead – Options for Policymakers Regarding the Regulation of Electric Vehicle Charging Markets
June 17, 2014

This paper provides an overview of the market for electric vehicle charging services, identifies actors and actions that might warrant regulation, and poses questions for policymakers to consider in determining the role that governments should play.

 

 

Lessons from Early Deployments of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
June 5, 2014

The goals of this study are to document real cases of electric vehicle charging infrastructure installations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and uncover some of the related challenges and opportunities.  Unlike earlier electric vehicle documents produced by the Transportation and Climate Initiative, the focus of this study is not on how installations should be done but rather on how they have been done.

 

Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Session Summary Report Now Available
November 14, 2018

A report summarizing the public input received at six Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Sessions is now available.

 

Incoming Transportation Research Board Chair Vicki Arroyo leads discussion on resilience, sustainability, and path forward
October 10, 2018

At the 2018 Transportation Resilience Innovations Summit and Exchange (RISE) conference in Denver, Colorado, Vicki Arroyo led a conversation with stakeholders on ways the organization can integrate resilience and sustainability into their research and external outreach.

 

Transportation and Climate Initiative Welcomes the Commonwealth of Virginia
September 12, 2018

Virginia joins regional coalition of states working for low-carbon transportation solutions

 

Georgetown Climate Center Partners on Two Transportation Panels at 2018 Global Climate Action Summit
September 7, 2018

In conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Georgetown Climate Center is partnering with UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy and others on two events highlighting regional collaboration and the future of low-carbon transportation. The Center's Executive Director Vicki Arroyo will moderate a panel at each session.

 

GCC Asks USEPA, NHTSA for More Public Hearings, Comment Extension for Vehicle Emissions Rollbacks
September 6, 2018

On September 6, 2018, shortly after USEPA and NHTSA proposed a joint rule to roll-back vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency standards and to rescind the CA waiver, GCC’s Executive Director, Vicki Arroyo, submitted to...

 

U.S. EPA and NHTSA Propose to Freeze GHG Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Cars and Trucks
August 2, 2018

On August 2, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy (CAFE) standards for vehicle model years 2021 to 2026. The Administration’s proposed rule would freeze the standards at 2020 levels for model years 2021-2026. The rule also would revoke the waiver granted to California to establish more stringent standards for vehicle emissions, as well as the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation.

 

EV Corridor Analysis Tool for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
July 26, 2018

The Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates developed an electric vehicle (EV) corridor analysis tool to support state and regional EV charging infrastructure planning. Developed in collaboration the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states through the Transportation and Climate Initiative, the corridor analysis includes an interactive online map of public fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles along selected corridors across the region and uses various criteria to identify highway exits that are good candidates for additional charging infrastructure investment.

 

U.S. EPA to Revise GHG Emissions Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks
April 2, 2018

On April 2, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that EPA has completed its Midterm Evaluation process for the existing federal greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025, and determined that the standards "are not appropriate and should be revised."

 

State and Local Climate Leadership in the Trumpocene
October 18, 2017

In a special issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review, Vicki Arroyo identifies steps that states and cities are taking that demonstrate their climate leadership in the face of the Trump Administration's assault on climate change policy.

 

States and Stakeholders Envision a Cleaner Transportation Future and the Means to Achieve It
September 21, 2017

The Georgetown Climate Center hosted a symposium of business leaders, transportation experts, health care advocates, equity and environmental NGOs, and others in New York this week to give participants the opportunity to share their vision of a cleaner transportation future with state officials. Senior officials from 15 states and Washington, DC, participated in the event.

 

Sustainable Infrastructure in an Uncertain Climate
June 6, 2016

Vicki Arroyo delivered a TED-style talk at a March 31 event hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to share perspectives on the science, risks, and opportunities for developing sustainable infrastructure as...