Recent State Updates

Listed below are new and recently updated state laws, incentives, and regulations related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

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Alabama

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Operation Requirements – added 8/12/2020

An AV may be operated without a driver physically present in the vehicle if the AV is capable of operating in compliance with applicable federal and Alabama traffic and motor vehicle laws, certified in accordance with federal motor vehicle safety standards, can achieve a minimal risk condition if the vehicle is unable to perform an intended task or exists its operational design domain, and has proof of insurance. Additional conditions apply.

(Reference Code of Alabama 32-9B-1 through 32-9B-8)

Arkansas

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Pilot Program – updated 7/13/2020

AVs may operate in Arkansas under a pilot program established by the State Highway Commission if an exemption is granted by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.To participate in the pilot program, an AV must have proof of insurance, be capable of complying with all traffic laws, including the ability to safely operate at a railroad crossing, and have safety mechanisms in place in the event of a failure. Under the pilot program, a person may operate an AV that is not equipped with seatbelts, a steering wheel, or a rearview mirror, and may operate a maximum of three AVs simultaneously. (Reference Arkansas Code 27-51-2002)

California

Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fleets - PG&E – added 7/11/2020

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) offers rebates for the purchase of electric fleet vehicles. Applicants are limited to 25 vehicle rebates per site. EV rebates are available in the following amounts:

TechnologyRebate Amount
Transit Buses and Class 8 vehiclesUp to $9,000 per vehicle
Transportation refrigeration units, truck stop electrification, airport ground support equipment, and forkliftsUp to $3,000 per vehicle
School buses, local delivery trucks, and other vehiclesUp to $4,000 per vehicle

Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the PG&E EV Fleet Program website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebates for Fleet Vehicles (SMUD) – added 7/11/2020

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers rebates to businesses for the purchase of new commercial light-, medium-, and heavy-duty PEVs. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

Vehicle ClassRebate Amount
Class 1-2b and passenger vehicles$750 per vehicle
Class 3-5$5,000 per vehicle
Class 6-7$7,000 per vehicle
Class 8$15,000 per vehicle

Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the SMUD Business Electric Vehicle website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Requirement – added 8/6/2020

The California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Advanced Clean Truck Program requires all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sold in California to be a ZEV by 2045. Zero-emission technologies include all-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. Beginning in 2024, manufacturers seeking ARB certification for Class 2b through Class 8 chassis or complete vehicles with combustion engines will be required to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual California sales. Manufacturers must achieve the following annual sales percentages for medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs sold in California:

ZEV Sales Percentages
Vehicle Model Year (MY)Class 2b-3Class 4-5Class 6-8, excluding tractorsClass 7-8 Tractors
20245%9%9%5%
20257%11%11%7%
202610%13%13%10%
202715%20%20%15%
202820%30%30%20%
202925%40%40%25%
203030%50%50%30%
203135%55%55%35%
203240%60%60%40%
203345%65%65%40%
203450%70%70%40%
2035 and future years55%75%75%40%
*Excludes pickup trucks for 2024-2026 MYs

Additionally, entities with annual gross revenues greater than $50 million, fleet owners with 50 or more medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and any California government or federal agency with one or more vehicles over 8,500 pounds must report their existing fleet operations to ensure fleets are purchasing and placing zero-emission trucks in the correct service locations.

For more information, including additional requirements and exemptions, see the ARB Advanced Clean Trucks Program website.

(Reference California Code of Regulations Title 13, Sections 1963-1963.5 and 2012-2012.2)

Colorado

Direct Current (DC) Fast Charging Plazas Program – added 7/13/2020

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) is accepting applications for the ALT Fuels Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) DC Fast Charging Plazas Program. Priority locations are near downtown areas, high-density housing, commercial developments, transit hubs, and transportation network company dense areas. Awardees must provide five years of continuous use. Eligible applicants may receive grants up to 80% of project costs at each proposed location. There will be two rounds of funding, and total funding will not exceed $4,000,000. First round applications are due by September 30, 2020. For additional information, including requirements, see the CEO EV DC Fast Charging Plazas Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - San Isabel Electric Association (SIEA) – added 7/13/2020

SIEA offers residential customers a $500 rebate for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including how to apply, see the SIEA Electric Vehicle Education website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - San Isabel Electric Association (SIEA) – added 7/13/2020

SIEA residential customers a $500 rebate for the purchase of qualified EVs. For more information, including how to apply, see the SIEA Electric Vehicle Education website.

Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Black Hills Energy – added 7/13/2020

Black Hills Energy offers residential customers a $500 rebate for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including application details, see the Ready EV website.

Non-Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Black Hills Energy – added 7/13/2020

Black Hills Energy offers non-residential customers rebates for the purchase and installation of Level 2 and publicly available direct current (DC) fast EVSE. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

TechnologyCustomer TypeRebate Amount
Level 2Non-residentialUp to $2,000 per port
Level 2Government and non-profit organizationsUp to $3,000 per port
DC fastNon-residentialUp to $35,000 per EVSE
For more information, including application details, see the Ready EV website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Connecticut

Public Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Pilot Program - Eversource – added 7/7/2020

Eversource offers a voluntary rate program for public, separately metered, Level 2 or direct current (DC) fast electric vehicle supply equipment. Eligibility for this rate is subject to the review and approval of Eversource. For more information, visit the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Deployment Goal – added 7/7/2020

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released the Electric Vehicle Roadmap for Connecticut (Roadmap), a framework to accelerate PEV adoption. The Roadmap sets a state goal for 20% of the statewide light-duty fleet, or 500,000 vehicles, to be PEVs by 2030. The Roadmap complements strategies identified in the Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment Support, including fleet electrification, expanding electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) infrastructure, establishing EVSE interoperability criteria, minimizing grid impacts, advancing building codes, streamlining permitting requirements, leveraging incentives, and increasing education and outreach. For more information, see the DEEP Roadmap website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Delaware

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate – Delmarva Power – added 7/10/2020

Delmarva Power offers a time-of-use rate option to residential customers that own PEVs. For more information, see the Delmarva Energy PEV Programs website.

District of Columbia

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Florida

State Highway Electrification Plan – added 7/13/2020

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) must create a master plan for the development of electric vehicle supply equipment EVSE) along the State Highway System by July 1, 2021. FDOT will also establish staging area that will include EVSE at key locations along the State Highway system to be used as emergency evacuation stops. A status report on the project is due to the Governor by December 1, 2020. (Reference Florida Statutes 339.287 and 338.236)

Hawaii

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates – Hawaii Energy – updated 7/9/2020

Hawaii Energy administers the Electric Vehicle Charging Station rebate program on behalf of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, which offers rebates to commercial and multifamily dwelling customers for the installation of Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast EVSE. Eligible applicants include individuals, non-profit organizations, private businesses, government entities, and homeowner associations or authorized entities on behalf of multi-unit dwellings. Rebates are available for new and retrofitted EVSE. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

EVSE TypeFirst-Time InstallationsStation Retrofits
Level 2$4,500$3,000
DC fast$35,000$28,000

Affordable housing developments are also eligible to receive rebates for the installation of Level 2 EVSE. Affordable housing developments are defined as those serving households making no more than 100% of the Area Median Income (AMI) as defined per county in the state of Hawaii. Rebates for affordable housing developments are available in the following amounts:

LocationMaximum Rebate per Level 2 EVSE
Existing Developments$5,000
New Developments$1,500

Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. A total of $400,000 is available for eligible EVSE projects installed between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. For more information, including program eligibility and requirements, see the Hawaii Energy Electric Vehicle Charging Station website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program Authorization – added 7/9/2020

The Hawaii Public Utility Commission (PUC) is authorized to establish an EVSE rebate program. The PUC may contract with a third-party, non-government entity to administer, operate, and manage the rebate program. The EVSE rebate program may award up to $500,000 annually. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-A, 269-B, and 269-73)

Vehicle Performance Contracts – added 7/9/2020

State agencies must identify and evaluate energy efficiency program contracts to implement, including vehicle and related infrastructure programs, as well as vehicle maintenance or fuel cost savings as they relate to a fleet’s energy efficiency program. Energy performance contracts may include installation of electric vehicle supply equipment infrastructure. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 249-31).

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Kansas

Study of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rates – added 8/11/2020

The Legislative Coordinating Council (LCC) authorized a study on Kansas utilities retail electricity rates. The study must explore EVSE rate design, EVSE service deregulation, and the benefits of improving consumer access to electric vehicles and EVSE infrastructure. The study was submitted to the Kansas Corporation Commission in two parts on January 8, 2020 and July 1, 2020. (Reference Kansas Statutes 66-1287, 2019)

Maine

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – updated 7/8/2020

Maine joined California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). In May 2014, the Task Force published a ZEV Action Plan (Plan) identifying 11 priority actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. The Plan also includes a research agenda to inform future actions. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs.

In June 2018, the Task Force published a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. Building on the 2014 Action Plan, the 2018 Action Plan makes recommendations for states and other key partners in five priority areas:

  • Raising consumer awareness and interest in electric vehicle technology;
  • Building out a reliable and convenient residential, workplace and public charging/fueling infrastructure network;
  • Continuing and improving access to consumer purchase and non-financial incentives;
  • Expanding public and private sector fleet adoption; and
  • Supporting dealership efforts to increase ZEV sales.

For more information, see the Multi-State ZEV Task Force website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Maryland

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Massachusetts

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Minnesota

Electric School Bus Pilot – added 8/13/2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is accepting applications through October 13, 2020, to partially fund the replacement of approximately six model year 1998-2009 diesel-powered school buses and required charging infrastructure. A total of $275,000, or 75% of the total project cost, is available for the purchase of an electric school bus with charging infrastructure. Eligible applicants include for-profit, non-profit, and public entities that own or operate school buses in Minnesota. MPCA intends to fund 1-2 buses per zone. This pilot program is funded by Minnesota's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the MPCA Electric school bus pilot project website.

Off-Road Diesel Replacement Grants – added 8/13/2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) provides funding to public, private, and nonprofit fleet owners for the replacement of eligible off-road diesel equipment. Eligible equipment includes trailer refrigeration units, terminal tractors/drayage trucks, and more. MPCA is accepting applications until September 18, 2020. For more information, including how to apply, see the MPCA Diesel Emission Reduction Act website.

Non-Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Connexus Energy – added 8/13/2020

Connexus Energy offers commercial customers a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE. Eligible applicants include public entities, workplaces, multi-family units, and fleets. For more information, see the Conexus Energy Electric Vehicle website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Runestone Electric Association – added 8/13/2020

Runestone Electric Association offers rebates to residential customers of up to $500 for the installation of Level 2 EVSE. To receive the full rebate, eligible applicants must enroll EVSE on a storage electricity rate of $0.469 per kilowatt hour. EVSE not installed on storage rates will receive $250. Application must be submitted within 60 days of purchase. For more information, see the Electric Vehicle website.

Missouri

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Highway Corridor Incentives - Ameren Missouri – added 9/10/2020

Ameren Missouri offers non-residential customers incentives to install EVSE along highway corridors. Eligible sites must have two direct current (DC) fast EVSE and two Level 2 EVSE. Each site is eligible for incentives up to $240,000, and sites with planned DC fast EVSE with a capacity of 100 kilowatts or greater are eligible for incentives up to $360,000. Applications for incentives will be accepted until December 31, 2023, or until funding is exhausted, whichever is earlier.

Additional terms and conditions apply for each incentive program. For more information, including funding availability, see the Ameren Missouri Electric Vehicles Website.

Public Utility Definition – added 9/10/2020

An entity that sells, leases, owns, controls, operates, or manages an electric vehicle charging station, other than those that engage in the production or sale of wholesale electricity, is not considered an electric corporation. (Reference Missouri Revised Statutes Missouri Revised Statutes 386.020)

Nevada

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates - NV Energy – updated 9/10/2020

Nevada Energy (NV Energy) offers rebates to eligible business customers for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE and direct current (DC) fast EVSE. Level 2 EVSE rebates are available in the following amounts:

EVSE SiteEligible Level 2 Port AmountRebate Amount per Port
Workplace2 to 10 ports$3,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost
Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD)2 to 10 ports$5,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost
Low-Income MUD2 to 4 ports$10,000 per port; up to 100% of project cost
Fleets2 to 10 ports$5,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost
Public Charging2 to 10 ports$3,000 per port; up to 75% of project cost
Government Agency2 to 4 ports$10,000 per port; up to 100% of project cost

Low-income MUD is defined as property that qualifies for the Federal Low Income Housing Tax credit.

DC fast EVSE rebates cover 50% of project costs, up to $400 per kilowatt or $40,000 per station, whichever is less. DC fast EVSE projects may include a maximum of five stations.

NV Energy also funds projects that do not fall within the scope of fleet, workplace, or MUD charging through the Electric Vehicle Custom Grant Program. Grant amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis and may cover up to 100% of project costs.

For more information, see the NV Energy Electric Vehicles website.

Electric School Bus Incentive - NV Energy – added 9/10/2020

NV Energy offers public school customers rebates of up to 75% of expected costs for the purchase of electric school buses and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Eligible EVSE include Level 2 and DC fast charging stations. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including application requirements and materials, see the NV Energy Electric School Bus Incentives website.

New Jersey

Fuel Cell Task Force – added 7/10/2020

The New Jersey Fuel Cell Task Force (Task Force) was established to increase fuel cell use in the state, including fuel cell electric vehicles. The Task Force will support the growth of fuel cell companies, increase fuel cell use in state departments and agencies, develop a plan to expand fuel cell infrastructure, as well as provide information and educational resources to the public, government, and industry on the benefits of fuel cell technology. The Task Force must submit a report to the governor and the legislature within a year after of its organization. (Reference Assembly Bill 741, 2020)

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

New York

Vehicle Emissions Reduction and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Project Funding – added 7/8/2020

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSEDEC) provides funding for diesel vehicle replacement projects detailed in the Clean Transportation NY Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (Plan). The projects are funded by New York’s portion of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust. The Plan provides funding for the replacement or repower of diesel medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including Class 8 local freight or port drayage trucks, Class 4-8 school, shuttle, or transit buses, and Class 4-7 local freight trucks. The Plan also provides funding for the all-electric repower or replacement of airport ground support equipment, forklifts, and port cargo handling equipment, as well as light-duty EVSE. For more information, including the funding opportunity list and funding priorities, see the NYSDEC VW Funding for Diesel Replacement and EVSE Projects website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive Program - Con Edison – added 7/8/2020

Owners of direct current (DC) fast EVSE that meet all of the following requirements are eligible for an annual per EVSE connector incentive:

  • Minimum power capacity of 50 kilowatts (kW) in a single- or parallel-output configuration.
  • Connector using a commonly accepted non-proprietary standard, or a proprietary standard in the case where it is co-located with a commonly accepted non-proprietary standard.
  • Publicly accessible, without restriction or fees for parking.
  • Stations that received a building permit and/or provided payment for utility service excess distribution facilities after March 1, 2019.
The full incentive is available for plugs rated with power capacity of 75 kW and higher, and a 60% incentive is available for plugs rated 50 kW to 74 kW. Payments are made annually from the date equipment is placed in service, through 2025.

Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply.

For more information, including annual incentive amounts, see the Con Edison Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Per-Plug Incentive website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Utility Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Programs Authorization – added 8/28/2020

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) authorized the Make-Ready Program to provide incentives for the installation of light-duty Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast EVSE by electric utilities. Additionally, the PSC directs utilities to establish a medium-and heavy-duty make-ready pilot program and a fleet assessment service. The PSC also directs select utilities to establish a transit authority make-ready program. Lastly, the PSC directs the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to establish an environmental justice community clean vehicles transformation prize, a clean personal mobility prize, and a clean medium-duty and heavy-duty innovation prize.

For more information, including program details, see the Order Establishing Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Make-Ready Program and Other Programs filing.

(Reference PSC Case 18-E-0138)

North Carolina

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Ohio

Public Utility Definition – added 9/11/2020

An entity that provides electric vehicle charging service to the public is not considered a public utility. (Reference Ohio Public Utilities Commission Docket 20-434-EL-COI)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants – added 9/11/2020

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides grants for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE in 26 priority counties. Project funding is available in the following amounts:

Project TypeGrant Amount
Single port EVSE on government property$7,500; up to 100% of project costs
Dual port EVSE on government property$15,500; up to 100% of project costs
Single port EVSE on non-government property$7,500; up to 80% of project costs
Dual port EVSE on non-government property$15,500; up to 80% of project costs

This grant program is funded by Ohio's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust . Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application periods, see the Ohio EPA website.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program Authorization – added 9/10/2020

Counties are authorized to establish C-PACE programs to facilitate loans between qualifying property owners and private lenders. Loans may be offered to commercial properties for projects related to alternative fuel vehicles and associated infrastructure. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the Oklahoma C-PACE Guidance Manual.

(Reference Senate Bill 1592, 2020, and Oklahoma Statutes 19-460.5)

Oregon

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Pennsylvania

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Rhode Island

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Vermont

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Credits - Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) – updated 7/11/2020

VEC offers a bill credit of $500 per connector, up to $2,000, to VEC member businesses and public entities that install Level 2 or DC fast EVSE between July 2, 2017 and December 31, 2019. To qualify, the EVSE must be available for public use. Bill credits are available for up to 30 connectors total.

VEC also offers residential customers a $250 bill credit for the purchase of a Level 2 EVSE. Members with eligible chargers may receive an additional $50 incentive for participating. For more information, including additional restrictions and how to apply, see the VEC Energy Transformation Program website.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebates – Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) – updated 7/11/2020

VPPSA member customers are eligible for rebates of up to $1,000 on the purchase of a new BEV, and up to $500 on the purchase of a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). VPPSA also offers rebates of $500 for the purchase of a pre-owned BEV and $250 for the purchase of a pre-owned PHEV. Low-income customers may receive an additional $400 rebate for a new BEV or PHEV. For more information visit the VPPSA Electric Vehicle Rebate website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Virginia

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates - Dominion Energy – added 7/11/2020

Dominion Energy offers rebates to multi-family, workplace, and transit customers for the purchase and make-ready costs of Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast EVSE. The total number of rebates and funding available are as follows:

CustomerEVSE TechnologyNumber of Rebates AvailableTotal Funding Available
Multi-FamilyLevel 225$4,000 for dual-port charging stations; $11,000 for make-ready
WorkplaceLevel 2400$2,700 for dual-port charging stations; $11,000 for make-ready
TransitDC fast30$53,000 for dual-port charging stations; $73,000 for make-ready
All Commercial CustomersDC fast60$35,000 for dual-port charging stations; $73,000 for make-ready

Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, see the Dominion Energy Electric Vehicles website.

Washington

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 8/3/2020

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (signatory states) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through involvement in a Multi-State ZEV Task Force (Task Force).

By January 2021, the Task Force will develop a multi-state action plan to support electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.

Wisconsin

Climate Change Task Force – added 7/13/2020

The Governor will convene a Climate Change Task Force (Task Force) to advise the Governor in developing a mitigation strategy and incorporating recommendations, including transportation, into existing plans. The Task Force will submit a preliminary report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor by August 31, 2020. For more information, see the Wisconsin Task Force website. (Reference Executive Order 52, 2020)

Ethanol Dispensing Requirements – added 8/13/2020

Fuel retailers may use the same fueling nozzle and hose to dispense gasoline containing 0% ethanol, ethanol blends containing 10-15% ethanol, and blends containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10) if either:

  • The retail station displays information about and provides at least one fueling nozzle and hose that dispenses only E10 and a label is displayed that states use is for passenger vehicles only; or,
  • A label is displayed stating a minimum of 4 gallons of fuel must be purchased
(Reference Wisconsin Statutes 101.16)