The report identifies options for states to fund plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) programs and highlights ways that states across the U.S. are supporting PEVs. PEVs have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance our nation’s energy security, and save drivers money over the lifetime of the vehicle.
Northeast Electric Vehicle Network
The Northeast Electric Vehicle Network will enable travelers to drive their plug-in cars and trucks from northern New England to D.C. and everywhere in between.
More than 70 companies, organizations, and jurisdictions have pledged to work with the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network to support electric vehicle use. Through the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, northeastern states are laying the groundwork for the region to lead the way in the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs), capturing the many economic, jobs, and environmental benefits associated with EVs. Participating states are also engaging in important planning work to remove barriers to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and ensure that public charging stations are placed in strategic locations that both maximize usage and facilitate interstate travel.
States will continue to develop the partnerships needed in both the public and private sector to build a robust network of charging stations throughout the region. Already, more than 1,000 charging stations are publicly available in the region.
The Network was launched in late 2011 as a project of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, and includes the following jurisdictions: Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and communities in Maine. Funding for the initiative is provided in part by a nearly $1 million Electric Vehicle readiness grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which was awarded to NYSERDA on behalf of TCI. TCI states work collaboratively on the DOE grant with 16 Clean Cities initiatives throughout the region.