State Initiatives

The ZEV MOU states are taking a wide range of actions to support the deployment of electric vehicles. Here are some of the programs the states have undertaken.


Rhode Island EV Infrastructure Deployment

Rhode Island has a network of approximately 60 public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) stations across the state, and is working with other states in the region to evaluate locations for DC Fast Charger deployment. Additionally, $725,000 of Regional Greenhouse...

Vermont ZEV Dealership Engagement

In 2014, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation offered dealer trainings to dealerships around the state. In 2015, plans are to expand the program, training up to 10 auto dealers and 30+ salespeople through regional meetings and webinars.

Rhode Island ZEV Working Group

Rhode Island has established a high-level ZEV Working Group made up of various state and local agencies, non-profits, and private businesses. Since the December 2014 kick-off meeting, the working group has split into 3 subcommittees: Marketing & Outreach; State,...

Vermont EV Incentive Pilot Program

In 2014, Drive Electric Vermont – a coalition led by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation and funded by the state – completed a pilot incentives program: $500 incentives for consumers at point-of-sale and $250 incentives for dealers. The Vermont Energy Investment...

Vermont EV Readiness Building Codes

Vermont’s Public Service Department recently released a draft updated State Building Code as well as a Stretch Code for developments that are required to obtain an “Act 205” permit, i.e. larger residential and commercial developments. Requirements include: Multifamily...

Vermont Support for EV Charger Deployment

Vermont currently has an average of 2.5 public charging stations available for every 10,000 light duty vehicles, a per capita availability higher than California’s and almost as high as Oregon’s. A grant program developed by the Agency of Natural Resources and the...
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