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The 50 States of Electric Vehicles Q1 2020 Report Now Available

May 18, 2020
The report, published by the NC Clean Energy Center, provides insights on state regulatory and legislative actions regarding EV and charging infrastructure.

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC), Raleigh, NC, recently released its 50 states of Electric Vehicles Q1 2020 report, which provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure. 

The report finds that 47 states and the District of Columbia took actions throughout Q1 2020, with the greatest number of actions relating to rebate programs, additional fees and charging station deployment. 

A total of 461 EV actions were taken throughout the time period, with the most active states being Hawaii, New Jersey, Minnesota and New York. State lawmakers considers over 400 bills related to EVs during Q1 2020.

The report also discusses three major trends in EV actions through the time period: additional EV registration fee proposals being largely unsuccessful so far this year; state lawmakers considering bills authorizing utility investments in EV charging infrastructure; and growing efforts to encourage charging station development at multi-family buildings. 

"Many states have been considering additional registration fees for electric vehicles in order to address the reduction of gasoline tax revenue associated with increased EV adoption," noted David Sarkisian, senior policy analyst at NCCETC, in the press release. “So far, these proposals have been largely unsuccessful this year, in contrast to last year when ten states adopted increased EV registration fees.”

The report also discusses the top five policy developments throughout the quarter:

  • New Jersey lawmakers adopted ambitious EV targets.
  • The California Public Utilities Commission released a draft of its Transportation Electrification Framework.
  • The Utah State Legislature enacted multiple EV charging bills.
  • PacifiCorp filed its Transportation Electrification Plan with Oregan regulators. 
  • Virginia regulators approved Dominion Energy's Smart Charging Infrastructure Pilot. 

To read the full summary, visit this link. The full report is also available for purchase. 

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