Several major interstate highways in the Transportation and Climate Initiative region, including I-95, I-91 and I-87, were designated as “alternative-fuel corridors” by the U.S. Department of Transportation, recognizing the state support for electric vehicles (EV) in the region and setting the stage for the expansion of electric vehicle travel in the northeast and mid-Atlantic.
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 100 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 1,700 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 was 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.