Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Feasibility Studies

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and select state agencies and commissions are tasked with conducting ZEV feasibility studies on the following topics:

  • Evaluating opportunities for electrification of the state fleet, including vehicles used by the regional transit authorities;
  • Authorizing ZEVs, including plug-in electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or fuel cell vehicles, for use in high occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle; and
  • Assessing surcharges, levies, or other assessments to offset projected gas tax revenue loss from the purchase or operation of ZEVs.
(Reference Session Law Chapter 448, Section 5, 2016)