State Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Infrastructure Deployment Requirements

Massachusetts executive branch agencies and public institutions of higher education must collectively work to meet the following targets, to the extent feasible:

Acquire ZEVs so that the total state fleet consists of:

  • 5% ZEVs in 2025;
  • 20% ZEVs in 2030;
  • 75% ZEVs in 2040; and
  • 100% ZEVs in 2050
Starting in the following years, all listed vehicle acquisitions must be ZEVs:
  • Fiscal year (FY) 2023, all vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 8,500 pounds (lbs.) or less.
  • FY 2025, all vehicles with a GVWR of 14,000 lbs. or less.
  • FY 2030, all vehicles with a GVWR of 14,000 lbs. or more.
Increase the total number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on state properties to:
  • 350 EV charging stations in 2025; and
  • 500 EV charging stations in 2030.
All agencies must assess and implement strategies to reduce vehicle fossil fuel use to the greatest extent feasible, including, but not limited to, acquiring the most fuel-efficient and appropriately-sized vehicle models, conducting fleet optimization evaluations, identifying opportunities to reduce vehicle miles traveled, and educating employees on efficient driving practices. Additionally, agencies must prioritize vehicle deployment at facilities located in environmental justice communities.

Police vehicles are exempt from these requirements, but public safety agencies are encouraged to meet these requirements as long as vehicles meet operational needs.

Additional conditions apply. For more information, see the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Leading by Example Program website.

(Reference Executive Order 594, 2021)

Jurisdiction: Massachusetts

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Apr 21, 2021

Technologies: EVs, Fuel Economy / Efficiency, Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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