2018 also saw major progress from utilities, states and cities to advance transportation electrification:
Utility commissions in three states (NY, WA and NV) approved $7 million in EV infrastructure projects in 2018, bringing the total planned utility investments in EV-related projects to $1.1 billion in 15 states as of 2012, according to data compiled by AtlasEVHub.
Governors from 17 states joined together to pledge $1.4 billion of VW settlement funds to electrification, including CT, VA, NC and MN.
26 states, cities, regions and businesses committed to reach 100 percent zero emission vehicle targets by 2050 as part of "The ZEV Challenge". New US signatories include: California, New York City, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh.
California Governor Brown signed a suite of bills to advance zero emission vehicles. The bills cover ride hailing, heavy duty trucks, school buses, charging, incentives and other programs.
35 California mayors committed to a proposal to transition all of the state’s transit buses to electric.