5/29/2014

8 States Agree to Standardize EV Incentives

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A coalition of eight states has agreed to standardize sales incentives on zero-emission vehicles to help put 3.3 million electric cars on the road in the U.S. by 2025.

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A coalition of eight states has agreed to standardize sales incentives on zero-emission vehicles to help put 3.3 million electric cars on the road in the U.S. by 2025.

The coalition consists of California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Members also agreed to coordinate nonfinancial incentives, such as preferential parking and access to highway carpool lanes for ZEVs. The group plans to help employers install charging stations and lobby the federal government to extend tax credits for buyers of zero-emission vehicles.

The measures will apply to plug-in hybrids and fuel cell cars as well as vehicles powered solely by conventional batteries. The coalition did not indicate a timetable for implementing the elements of its plan.