Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Requirements

State-owned vehicle fleets must prioritize ZEVs in the purchase or lease of new vehicles and use ZEVs for agency travel when feasible. Cabinet agencies must prioritize ZEVs in the purchase or lease of new medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 8,500 pounds. The Department of Administration (Department) developed the North Carolina Motor Fleet ZEV Plan (Plan). The Plan identifies the types of trips for which ZEV-use is feasible, recommends infrastructure necessary to support ZEV use, and develops ZEV procurement options and strategies. The Department provides information about each agency’s ZEV acquisitions and miles driven by vehicle type annually. For more information, see the Department’s Climate Change & Clean Energy: Plans & Progress website.

(Reference Executive Order 80, 2018 and Executive Order 271, 2022)

Jurisdiction: North Carolina

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Oct 29, 2018

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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