Eight States Pledge To Put 3.3 Million ZEVs On Road By 2025

As we reported was pending, on Friday eight states added details to a “ZEV Action Plan” with intent to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2025.

This action to push for about 15 percent of all new vehicles to be zero emission
is a further fleshing out of plans first announced last October.

The states in question are California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Together they comprise about a quarter of the nation’s new car sales.

“Creating a strong and robust market for zero-emission vehicles is critically important to the success of clean-energy technologies, and I am proud that New York is joining these other states to make that a reality,” said one of eight governors involved, Governor Andrew Cuomo. “This action plan will help develop the infrastructure and coordinated policies we need in order to put more than three million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025.

All partners have agreed to develop infrastructure, coordinated policies, codes and standards.

The Key Actions cover three main areas:

Build the market
• Promote the availability and effective marketing of ZEVs
• Encourage private fleets to acquire ZEVs
• Promote planning and investment in ZEV infrastructure
• Increase the number of ZEVs in government vehicle fleets

Provide consistent codes, standards and tracking
• Remove barriers to charging station installation
• Provide clear and uniform signage
• Track and report progress toward the 3.3 million vehicle goal

Improve the experience
• Promote workplace charging
• Provide consumer incentives for the purchase of ZEVs
• Remove barriers to retail sale of electricity as vehicle fuel
• Promote access and compatibility for charging networks

Under the new rules, those states will require that 15 percent of new vehicles being sold fall under the zero emissions category.

The Multi-State ZEV Action Plan is available here.

The 8-State Memorandum of Understanding can be found here.