Electric Vehicle (EV) Deployment Support and Emissions Reduction Roadmap

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Maine must limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to achieve the following reduction goals:

  • By January 1, 2030, reduce overall GHG emissions in the state to 45% below 1990 levels;
  • By January 1, 2040, be on an annual trajectory to achieve the 2050 annual emissions level;
  • By January 1, 2045, achieve net-zero GHG emissions; and
  • By January 1, 2050, reduce overall GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection adopted rules to track gross and net annual GHG emissions.

The Maine Climate Council released Maine Won’t Wait in December 2020, establishing a framework and identifying strategies to meet emissions reductions goals, including increasing vehicle efficiency, EV deployment, alternative fuel use, and reducing vehicle miles traveled. For more information, see the Maine Climate Council website.

(Reference Title 38, Section 576-A and 577-A and House Bill 1429, 2022)