Eight states want 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 1, 2014

Eight states – California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont – are offering major incentives to make sure that 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles are on the road by 2025. The 3.3 million ZEVs would represent a market penetration of 15 percent in the eight states from the present day.

The eight states – which account for around a quarter of vehicle sales in the US – disclosed that they are planning reciprocity agreements for non-monetary enticements like carpool lane access as well as preferential parking for ZEVs.

The states’ action plan also entails continued commitment to consumer incentives as well as tax credits. Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board remarked that the figure of 3.3 million ZEVs was based on state emissions requirements or mandates that are legally enforceable thanks to the federal Clean Air Act.

She, however, noted that states have had a history of adjusting numbers based on the situation. CARB has already tried to “technology force” ZEVs for over two decades.

Its initial ZEV mandate – which requires the largest seven carmakers to have ZEVs account for at least 10 percent of their vehicle fleet starting in 2003 -- was got rid in 2001.

By that year, CARB shrank the requirement to just 8,137 pure electric vehicles. Christine Kirby, deputy director of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, remarked that her state is investing in DC fast-charging stations in order to encourage consumers to purchase and use EVs.

She added that the state will continue offering sales incentives for purchases of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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