8 US States Look To Sell 3.3 Zero Emission Vehicles By 2025
A new "Multi-State ZEV Action Plan" has been released today that would see California along with Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont work together to get more zero emissions vehicles on the road over the next 10 years.
The 8 State Action Plan Would See More Promotion Of Workplace Charging Along With More Uniform Public Charging Signage
In total, the 8 state group which already accounts for 1 in every 4 new car sales looks to sell 3.3 million (cumulative) zero emission vehicles by 2025, of which California has previously committed to 1.5 million.
Not just fully electric vehicles are included in this action, also involved are plug-in hybrids and hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles.
The release notes key actions in 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
- Remove barriers to charging station installation
- Provide clear and uniform signage
- Track and report progress toward the 3.3 million vehicle goal
- 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