Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment and Emissions Reductions Goals

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North Carolina established the following goals to reduce statewide greenhouse (GHG) emissions:

  • GHG emissions must be at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030;
  • Achieve net-zero emissions by 2050;
  • Register at least 1,250,000 ZEVs by 2030; and,
  • Increase the share of new passenger vehicle sales to 50% ZEVs by 2030.
To meet these goals, the North Carolina Policy Office must conduct a GHG emission analysis by January 8, 2023, that evaluates potential pathways for achieving net-zero GHG emissions across the state by 2050 and interim targets.

(Reference Executive Order 246, 2022)