These 8 States Will Work Together for a Common Goal

These 8 States Will Work Together for a Common Goal

On Thursday, official from the 8 states involved in the 3.3 million ZEVs by 2025 Memorandum of Understanding will meet in Washington, D.C. to ink out details on how the agreement will pan out.

Those eight states, led by California, will discuss possible course of action with automakers, the EPA and CARB officials.

The two-day meet-up includes several one-on-one meeting between individual states and automakers.

According to Annemarie Pender, a spokeswoman for the Association of Global Automakers, the automakers to be present at the meeting "all share the common goal of ensuring the success of technology going forward."

It's not yet clear which, or even how many, automakers will be in attendance.

The states involved are:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
The main objectives are:
  • Harmonize building codes to make it easier to construct new electric car charging stations
  • Lead by example by including zero emission vehicles in their public fleets
  • Evaluate and establish, where appropriate, financial and other incentives to promote zero emission vehicles
  • Consider establishing favorable electricity rates for home charging systems; and
  • Develop common standards for roadway signs and charging networks.
Getting 3.3 million ZEVs on the roads in those 8 US states will be challenging, that's why this meeting in Washington, D.C. is of utmost importance.

More coverage of the original MoU can be found be clicking here.

Source: Detroit News