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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Alaska

Alaska's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/4/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Alaska’s NEVI planning process, see the DOT&PF Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Alaska website.

Arkansas

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Corridor Grants – added 5/13/2022

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ) Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) Financial Assistance program provides grants to public and private entities to install 150-kilowatt DCFC stations along major interstates and transportation corridors. Grants are available for 75% of the total project costs, up to $350,000 per site. To be eligible, sites must be within 50 miles of an exit from a designated Alternative Fuels Corridor, publicly accessible 24 hours daily, and well-lit. The program is funded by Arkansas’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, see ADEQ’s DCFC Financial Assistance Program website. (Reference Arkansas Code 15-10-101 and 19-5-1273)

California

Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD) Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Financing Program – added 4/11/2022

The California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) must develop and implement a purchasing assistance program for MHD ZEV fleets. CPCFA must consult with stakeholders to design a program that provides financial support and technical assistance to fleet managers deploying MHD ZEVs. CPCFA must designate high-priority fleets, considering implications for climate change, pollution, environmental justice, and post-COVID economy recovery. A minimum of 75% of financing products must be directed towards operators of MHD ZEV fleets whose fleets directly impact, or operate in, underserved communities. CPCFA must establish the program by January 1, 2023, and provide annual reports on program outcomes to the California Air Resources Board. (Reference Senate Bill 372, 2021)

California’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – updated 5/5/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about California’s NEVI planning process, see the Caltrans Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Implementation website.

Colorado

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - Xcel Energy – added 3/11/2022

Xcel Energy offers income-qualified residential customers a $3,000 rebate for the purchase or lease of a used EV, and $5,500 rebate for the purchase or lease of a new EV. Income-qualified residents are households with income levels equal to or below 60% of the Colorado's median income that are currently enrolled in one of Colorado's financial assistance programs such as the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). Eligible EVs must be purchased or leased from a Colorado dealership. For more information, see the Xcel Energy EV Rebate website.

Connecticut

Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate - Eversource – added 3/11/2022

Eversource offers rebates to commercial customers who purchase and install a qualified Level 2 EV charging station and direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations. Rebates are available for up to 50% of EV charging station purchase cost and up to 100% make-ready installation costs, up to the following amounts:

EV Charging Station Type Maximum Rebate Underserved Community Maximum Rebate
Level 2 20,000 $40,000
DCFC $150,000 $250,000

Higher rebates are available for customers located in underserved communities. For more information, including eligibility requirements and a list of qualifying underserved communities, see the Electric Vehicle Charging website.

Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate - Eversource – added 3/11/2022

Eversource offers residential customers a rebate of up to $1,000 for the purchase and installation of a qualified Level 2 EV charging station. For more information, see the Eversource Charging Station Rebates website.

District of Columbia

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Building Standards – added 4/11/2022

Beginning January 1, 2022, new construction and renovation of commercial buildings and multi-unit dwellings with four or more off-street parking spaces, must reserve a minimum of 20% of parking spaces for EVSE-ready infrastructure. The Executive Office of the Mayor must establish regulations detailing the technical specifications required to support the EVSE-ready infrastructure. (Reference District of Columbia Code 6-1451.03a)

Florida

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Pilot Program – Tampa Electric Company (TECO) – added 4/8/2022

TECO’s Drive Smart Program offers business customers a rebate of up to $5,000 per port for the purchase and installation of public EVSE. Eligible project locations include workplace, public or retail, multi-unit dwelling, income-qualified, and government sites. Additional funding is available for EVSE installed in income-qualified areas and government sites. For more information, including program terms and conditions, see the TECO Drive Smart website.

Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Charging Rebate - JEA – added 4/8/2022

Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) offers residential customers with Level 2 EVSE an incentive of up to $7 per month to encourage EVSE use during off-peak hours. For more information, including program terms and conditions, see the JEA Drive Electric Charging Rebate Program website.

Georgia

Transportation Electrification Study – added 5/13/2022

The Joint Study Committee on the Electrification of Transportation (Committee) must study the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market in Georgia and address concerns regarding public and business needs for public EV charging infrastructure and economic preparedness. The Committee must make recommendations, including proposed legislation, and submit a report to the Georgia Legislature by December 1, 2022.

(Reference Senate Resolution 463, 2022)

Hawaii

Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Deployment Assessment – added 5/13/2022

The Hawaii State Energy Office must convene a working group to evaluate opportunities and barriers for installing EV charging stations in MUDs. The working group must:

  • Assess barriers to EV charging stations at MUDs;
  • Consider changes to state statutes and administrative code to support EV charging station deployment at MUDs;
  • Identify best practices for EV charging station installations at MUDs;
  • Create guidelines for EV charging stations in MUDs;
  • Develop solutions for EV charging cost recovery and electrical capacity management; and,
  • Develop recommendations for installing shared-use EV charging stations at MUDs.

The working group must prepare a report of its findings, recommendations, and proposed legislation and submit it to the Hawaii Legislature 20 days prior to the 2023 legislative session.

(Reference House Resolution 42, 2022 and Senate Resolution 91, 2022)

Illinois

Electric Vehicle (EV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Manufacturing Tax Credits – added 4/11/2022

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity‘s Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois Program (REV Illinois Program) offers tax credits to eligible EV, EV component parts, and EVSE manufacturers. Credits are available in two tiers. Tier 1 credits are available to EV, EV component, and EVSE manufacturers that invest a minimum of $20 million and create a at least 50 new jobs within 4 years in Illinois. Tier 2 credits are available to the following entities:

  • EV manufacturers that invest a minimum of $1.5 billion and create at least 500 jobs within 5 years in Illinois;
  • EV component part manufacturers that invest a minimum of $300 million and create at least 150 jobs within 5 years in Illinois; and,
  • Manufacturers converting existing facilities to allow for EV and EV component production that invest a minimum of $100 million and create at least 75 new jobs within 5 years in Illinois.
Tax credit amounts vary and additional eligibility requirements may apply. Tax credits increase for businesses located in priority areas, which includes underserved communities or communities in energy transition areas. Tier 2 applicants may also be eligible for the following tax exemptions:

Tax Exemption OverviewCredit Expiration
Exemption from retailer occupation tax paid on building materials5 years
Exemption from state utility tax for electricity and natural gas10 years
Exemption on telecommunication excise tax and ICC administrative charge10 years

Credits may be claimed beginning January 1, 2025. For more information, see the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity REV Illinois Program website.

(Reference House Bill 1769, 2021, and Public Act 102-0669)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebates – added 5/13/2022

Beginning July 1, 2022, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) will offer rebates to Illinois residents for the purchase or lease of a new or used EV. Rebates amounts are available according to the following schedule:

Timeframe Beginning Rebate Amount
July 1, 2022 $4,000
July 1, 2026 $2,000
July 1, 2028 $1,000

Applicants may only receive one rebate in a 10-year period. Rebate award amounts may not exceed the purchase price of the vehicle. Additional restrictions apply. For more information, see the IEPA Climate and Equitable Jobs Act website.

(Reference Public Act 102-0662)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Road Use Revenue Study – added 5/13/2022

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) must conduct a study to examine how EVs will impact transportation infrastructure funds. IDOT must include recommendations for revenue recovery and publish their findings by September 30, 2022.

(Reference Public Act 102-0662)

Indiana

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Applied Energy Services (AES) Indiana – added 4/8/2022

AES Indiana offers residential customers a $250 rebate for the purchase of a new Level 2 EVSE. Customers must enroll in a managed charging program. For more information, including a list of eligible EVSE, see the AES Indiana EV Managed Charging Program website.

Public Utility Definition – added 4/8/2022

A person or joint agency that owns, operates, or leases electric vehicle supply equipment for use by the public is not defined as a public utility. (Reference House Bill 1221, 2022)

Utility Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Pilot Program Authorization – added 4/8/2022

Electric utilities may request approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to implement a pilot program to evaluate the feasibility and design of large-scale EVSE deployment to support public use electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Public use EVs include electric school buses, electric transit buses, and EVs used to deliver goods and services to the public. Eligible pilot program proposals include those that:

  • Install, own, or operate EVSE or make-ready EVSE for public use EVs; and,
  • Provide incentives or rebates to customers to encourage the purchase of EVs and installation of EVSE.

Utilities must also include plans to install EVSE in underserved and diverse communities.

(Reference House Bill 1221, 2022)

Indiana's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/13/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Indiana’s NEVI planning process, see the INDOT Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Network website.

Kentucky

Kentucky’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/4/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Kentucky’s NEVI planning process, see Kentucky’s Plan website.

Maryland

Electric Vehicle (EV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Tax Credit – updated 5/13/2022

Qualified EV and FCEV purchasers may apply for an excise tax credit of up to $3,000. The tax credit is first-come, first-served, and is limited to one vehicle per individual and 10 vehicles per business entity. Qualified vehicles must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a total purchase price not exceeding $50,000;
  • Be propelled to a significant extent by an electric motor that draws electricity from a battery with a capacity of at least 4 kilowatt-hours;
  • Have not been modified from original manufacturer specifications; and
  • Be purchased and titled for the first time between July 1, 2023, and July 1, 2027.

Additional restrictions apply.

(Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 13-815 and House Bill 1391, 2022)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Grants – updated 3/10/2022

The Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP), administered by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), provides grants to purchase new fleet AFVs. Grant award amounts vary and may cover up to 100% of the incremental AFV cost. Grants are available in the following amounts:

AFV TechnologyVehicle ClassMaximum Grant Award per Vehicle
Electric VehiclesClass 1-2$5,000
Natural Gas, Propane, Biodiesel, and Hydrogen VehiclesClass 1-2$7,500
Natural Gas, Propane, and Biodiesel VehiclesClass 3-7$50,000
Electric and Hydrogen VehiclesClass 3-7$80,000
Electric and Hydrogen VehiclesClass 8$150,000

Eligible fleet applicants include school districts, nonprofits, commercial entities, corporations, and local and municipal governments. AFVs purchased for individual or personal use are ineligible. Vehicles receiving funding from other state programs are ineligible. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, with equity and environmental justice considerations as part of the evaluation criteria. For more information, including additional eligibility criteria, see MEA’s CFIP Program website.

Maryland’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/4/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Maryland’s NEVI planning process, see the MDOT Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Plan website.

Electrical Distribution Emissions Reductions – added 5/13/2022

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) must submit a report on the status of the electric distribution system, including electric vehicles (EVs). The report must evaluate progress towards, among other things, the following goals:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric distribution, including EVs;
  • Prioritize vulnerable and underserved communities in the development of distributed energy resources and EV charging infrastructure; and,
  • Increase the use of distributed energy resources, including EVs.

The PSC must publish the report on an annual basis, beginning December 1, 2024.

(Reference Senate Bill 528, 2022)

Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty (MDHD) Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Grant Authorization – added 5/13/2022

Beginning in fiscal year 2024, Maryland Energy Administration is authorized to administer a MDHD ZEV grant program. Grants must cover up to 20% of the cost to purchase MDHD ZEVs, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, or MDHD non-road equipment. Eligible vehicles must have a gross vehicle weight rating above 8,500 pounds and be powered exclusively by electricity or hydrogen.

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Zero Emission School Bus Acquisition Requirements – added 5/13/2022

Beginning in fiscal year 2025, county Boards of Education may only enter vehicle acquisition contracts for zero emission school buses. County Boards of Education are not required to purchase zero emission school buses if the:

  • Buses have an in-service date prior to July 1, 2024;
  • Buses do not meet performance requirements; or,
  • County Board of Education is unable to obtain funding sufficient to cover the incremental cost of the zero emission school bus.

The Maryland Department of Environment must work with county Boards of Education to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support the acquisition of zero emission school buses.

(Reference Senate Bill 528, 2022)

Electric School Bus Pilot Program – added 5/13/2022

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) must develop and administer an electric school bus pilot program that investor-owned utilities (IOUs) may apply to implement in their service territories. To be eligible, IOU pilot programs must:

  • Begin on or before October 1, 2024;
  • Deploy a minimum of 25 electric school buses;
  • Provide rebates to participating schools for the purchase of electric school buses;
  • Incorporate vehicle-to-grid technology;
  • Provide charging equipment for the electric school buses; and,
  • Train bus drivers on how to use the electric vehicle charging stations.

Participating IOUs must report on the status of their pilot program on an annual basis.

(Reference Senate Bill 528, 2022)

Light-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Acquisition Requirements – added 5/13/2022

100% of passenger vehicles in the state fleet must be ZEVs by 2031 and other light-duty vehicles must be ZEVs by 2036. To support the state fleet transition to ZEVs, state agencies must coordinate vehicle acquisition efforts to increase the share of ZEVs in the state fleet. Passenger vehicle ZEV acquisitions must increase according to the following schedule:

Fiscal Year (FY) Acquisition Requirement
2023 through 2025 25% of vehicles must be ZEVs
2026 through 2027 50% of vehicles must be ZEVs
2028 and Later 100% of vehicles must be ZEVs

Other light-duty ZEV acquisitions must increase according to the following schedule:

FY Acquisition Requirement
2028 through 2030 25% of vehicles must be ZEVs
2031 through 2032 50% of vehicles must be ZEVs
2033 and Later 100% of vehicles must be ZEVs

ZEVs include vehicles powered exclusively by electricity or hydrogen. If state agencies are unable to acquire ZEVs, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle may be purchased instead. Paratransit vehicles are exempt from these acquisition requirements. The Maryland Department of General Services must deploy adequate charging and refueling infrastructure to support ZEV adoption and report vehicle acquisition progress to the General Assembly on an annual basis.

(Reference Senate Bill 528, 2022)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – updated 5/4/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how MassDOT intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Massachusetts’ NEVI planning process, see the MassDOT NEVI Plan website.

Minnesota

Minnesota’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/4/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Minnesota’s NEVI planning process, see the MnDOT Plan website.

Mississippi

School Electric Vehicle (EV) Purchase Authorization – added 5/13/2022

Local school boards are authorized to purchase, own, and operate EVs. EVs must be used to transport children to and from public schools. School boards are also authorized to use transportation funds from the school district for the purchase of EVs and vehicle servicing, maintenance, and repair. (Reference Senate Bill 2887, 2022, and Mississippi Code 37-41-81)

(Reference Senate Bill 2887, 2022 and Mississippi Code 37-41-81)

Missouri

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate – Evergy – added 5/13/2022

Evergy offers a $500 rebate for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 EV charging station to qualified residential customers that purchase or lease an EV and enroll in a time-of-use rate. For more information, see the Evergy EV Charging Rebate website.

Montana

Montana’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/4/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about MDT’s collaboration with the Energy Office at the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for the NEVI planning process, see the Montana DEQ Alternative Fuels & Transportation website.

Nevada

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate - Nevada Energy (NV Energy) – added 3/11/2022

NV Energy offers low-income customers a $2,500 rebate for the purchase of a new or used PEV. Eligible low-income customers are households with income levels equal to or below 200% of the federal poverty line. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the NV Energy Electric Vehicles website.

Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Nevada Energy (NV Energy) – added 3/11/2022

NV Energy offers residential customers a rebate of up to $500 for the purchase of a Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the NV Energy Electric Vehicles website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MDHD) Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 5/13/2022

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

In March 2022, the Task Force released a draft multi-state action plan to support electrification of MDHD vehicles. The Task Force will consider actions to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including limiting all new MDHD vehicles sales in the signatory states to ZEVs by 2050. The signatory states will also seek to accelerate the deployment of MDHD ZEVs to benefit disadvantaged communities and explore opportunities to coordinate and partner with key stakeholders.

For more information, see the MDHD ZEVs: Action Plan Development Process website.

New Jersey

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate – added 3/7/2022

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (NJBPU) Charge Up New Jersey program offers point-of-sale rebates to New Jersey residents for the purchase or lease of a new light-duty EV. Rebates vary based on vehicle purchase price the vehicle’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated all-electric range are available in the following amounts:

Purchase PriceRebate Amount
$45,000 to $55,000$25 per mile of EPA rated all-electric range, up to $2,000
Less than $45,000$25 per mile of EPA rated all-electric range, up to $5,000

For more information, including eligibility requirements and funding availability, see the NJBPU Charge Up New Jersey website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification Grants – added 3/7/2022

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) offers incentives to cover the incremental cost of replacing diesel vehicles with all-electric vehicles. Incentives are available for the 100% of the incremental cost of the vehicle, including associated charging infrastructure. Eligible vehicles include shuttle buses, school buses, garbage trucks, and transit buses. Privately-owned school buses under contract with a public-school district are also eligible. Priority will be given to projects in overburdened communities. This program is funded by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) proceeds. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the NJDEP RGGI Funding for Transportation Electrification website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates - Atlantic City Electric (ACE) – added 3/10/2022

ACE offers make-ready rebates to residential, multi-unit dwelling (MUD), commercial, and fleet customers for the installation of Level 2 EVSE. Additionally, make-ready rebates are available for publicly accessible Level 2 and direct current fast (DC Fast) EVSE. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

Location TypeEVSE TypeMaximum Rebate AmountMaximum Number of Eligible EVSE or Ports per Location
ResidentialLevel 2$1,000 per EVSE; up to 50% of the eligible costs1 EVSE
MUDLevel 2$5,000 per port; up to 75% of eligible costs10 ports
WorkplaceLevel 2$4,500 per port; up to 50% of eligible costs10 ports
FleetsLevel 2$2,500 per port; up to 50% of eligible costs10 ports
PublicLevel 2$4,500 per port; up to 50% of eligible costs2 ports
PublicDC Fast$60,000 per port; up to 90% of eligible costs2 ports

MUD customers include residents and commercial entities controlling the property. MUD customers in overburdened communities are eligible for a rebate of up to $6,700 per port. For more information, including eligibility requirements and overburdened community locations, see the ACE EVsmart Residential, Multi-family, Public, Workplace & Fleet Rebates website.

New Mexico

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Make-Ready Building Tax Credit – added 3/14/2022

Commercial buildings may receive a tax credit of up to $1,500 for the purchase and installation of EVSE make-ready infrastructure, or up to $3,000 if the infrastructure is in an affordable housing building. To be eligible, buildings may not be larger than 20,000 square feet and must install wiring capable of supporting Level 2 EVSE at 10% of parking spaces. This tax credit is available for all taxable years prior to January 1, 2030. Additional restrictions may apply. (Reference New Mexico Statutes 7-2-18.32)

Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates – El Paso Electric (EPE) – added 4/11/2022

EPE offers residential customers a $500 rebate to purchase a qualified Level 2 EVSE and a $2,300 rebate for low-income customers to purchase and install a qualified Level 2 EVSE. Low-income customers are households with income equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Eligible Level 2 EVSE must be ENERGY STAR certified, networked, and have Wi-Fi or cellular capabilities. For more information, see the EPE Residential Programs website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – El Paso Electric (EPE) – added 4/11/2022

EPE offers commercial customers rebates for the installation of qualified Level 2 and direct current fast (DC Fast) EVSE. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

Applicant Type Technology Incentive Amounts
Workplace and Business Networked Level 2 EVSE 50% of eligible costs, up to $3,500
Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) Networked Level 2 EVSE 75% of eligible costs, up to $5,250
Commercial Networked DC Fast EVSE 50% of eligible costs, up to $104,000
Public Transit and Fleet Networked DC Fast EVSE Up to $26,000 per EVSE; up to $37,000 for service upgrades
Public Transit and Fleet Networked Level 2 EVSE Up to $3,000 per EVSE; up to $13,000 for service upgrades

Eligible EVSE must be UL2594 listed, ENERGY STAR certified, and have Wi-Fi or cellular capabilities. Additional eligibility requirements may apply. For more information, see the EPE Commercial Rebate Programs website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Time-Of-Use (TOU) Rates – El Paso Electric (EPE) – added 4/11/2022

EPE offers a TOU rate to commercial and residential customers that own or lease EVs. Eligible customers must be able to separately meter electricity used for EV charging. For more information, see the EPE EV Rates website.

New York

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Requirements – updated 4/8/2022

All sales or leases of new light-duty passenger vehicles in New York must be ZEVs by 2035, and all sales or leases of new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles must be ZEVs by 2045. All new off-road vehicle and equipment purchases must be zero emission by 2035.

To support the ZEV sales requirement, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) must develop the following:

  • Regulations and strategies to meet the 2035 and 2045 goals;
  • A ZEV market development strategy by January 31, 2023, and update it triennially;
  • Strategies to accelerate deployment of affordable ZEV infrastructure that serves low-income and disadvantaged communities; and,
  • Near-term actions and investment strategies to improve ZEV infrastructure by July 15, 2023.

(Reference Senate Bill 7788, 2022, and New York Environmental Conservation Law 19-0306)

Electric Utility Commercial Tariff Requirements for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging – added 4/8/2022

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) must establish a commercial tariff to facilitate faster EV charging. In establishing this tariff, the PSC must use alternatives to traditional demand-based rate structures, other operation cost relief mechanisms, or a combination of approaches. The PSC must include mechanisms that enable customers whose largest electricity demand is from EVs to opt into the commercial tariff without unreasonable delay. (Reference Senate Bill 7836, 2022)

Zero Emission School Bus Acquisition Requirements – added 5/13/2022

Beginning July 1, 2027, school districts may only purchase or lease zero emission school buses when entering new purchase or lease contracts. School districts are exempt from this requirement if:

  • The Commissioner of Social Services waives the requirements;
  • Zero emission bus acquisition, recharging, or refueling equipment would result in unreasonable costs to the school district; or,
  • Vehicles do not meet performance requirements.

Zero emission school buses may be powered by electricity or hydrogen. Before acquiring a zero emission bus, school districts must create a workforce development report that estimates the impact of zero emission buses on employment opportunities, identifies maintenance staff training needs, and estimates costs to train employees in how to operate zero emission buses and infrastructure.

(Reference Senate Bill 8006, 2022)

North Dakota

Renewable Fuels Promotion – updated 3/10/2022

Recognizing that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are an important part of the state's energy economy, the North Dakota Legislature adopted a low-emission technology initiative, prioritizing the use of agricultural, forestry, and other natural resources as sources of fuel and created the Energy Policy Commission (Commission) to identify and make recommendations on low-emission technologies. The Commission may also provide grants, loans, or other forms of financial assistance for research, demonstration, development, or commercialization projects related to low-emission technologies. Financial awards given by the Commission must be funded by the clean sustainable energy fund. Low-emission technology includes biofuels, hydrogen, natural gas, and energy efficiency initiatives. The Commission must provide a report to the legislature biennially. For more information, see North Dakota Department of Commerce EmPower North Dakota website. (Reference North Dakota Century Code 17-01-01)

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Study – updated 3/10/2022

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will work with the AV technology industry to study the use of vehicles equipped with automated driving systems on state highways and the data the vehicles store or gather. The study will include a review of current laws dealing with licensing, registration, insurance, data ownership, and inspection and how they should apply to autonomous vehicles. As part of this study, NDDOT is conducting an AV pilot program to convert trucks into self-driving vehicles to improve work zone safety through impact protection technology. The pilot vehicle will be deployed in the Fargo area. This program is funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment program. NDDOT reported findings in the NDDOT 2019-2021 Biennial Report. For more information, see the NDDOT website. (Reference House Bill 1202, 2017)

Low-Emission Technology Grants – added 3/10/2022

The North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) administers the Clean Sustainable Energy Authority (CSEA) to provides grants to enhance the production of low-emission technology projects. Eligible projects related to biofuel, hydrogen, natural gas, and energy efficiency. CSEA may award up to $25 million between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2023. Eligible applicants include corporations, cooperatives, associations, and others. For more information, including application materials and additional eligibility requirements, see the NDIC CSEA website and the CSEA Program Guidelines. (Reference House Bill 1452, 2021, and North Dakota Century Code 17-01 and 17-07)

Ohio

Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant Program – updated 3/3/2022

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) provides Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants (DERG) for projects that reduce emissions by retiring and replacing diesel public transit buses. Eligible projects must achieve a minimum funding match of 20% from non-state and non-federal sources. Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program. For more information, including application periods, see the Ohio EPA DERG website. (Reference Ohio Revised Code 122.861)

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Emissions Reduction Grants – updated 3/3/2022

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) offers grants for the replacement or repower of eligible on- and off-road vehicles and equipment. Eligible on-road projects include Class 4-8 trucks, school, shuttle, and public transit buses. Eligible off-road projects include airport ground support equipment, ferries, forklifts, port cargo handling equipment, and freight-switcher locomotives. Eligible projects may also include alternative fuel infrastructure if the applicant conducts a site assessment. All vehicles and equipment must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. Additional terms and conditions apply. This program is funded by Ohio’s portion of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including application periods, see the Ohio EPA website.

Oregon

Oregon's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/4/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Oregon’s NEVI planning process, see the ODOT Oregon’s Five-year EV Charging Infrastructure Roadmap website.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/6/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s NEVI planning process, see the PennDOT Plan website.

Rhode Island

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Infrastructure Development Support – updated 3/10/2022

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation, along with the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Office of Energy Resources, published a statewide public EVSE plan in December 2021. The plan outlines needs, opportunities, and recommendations for expanding EVSE infrastructure in Rhode Island. Recommendations include:

  • Invest in incentive programs for electric vehicles (EVs) and EVSE;
  • Increase equity considerations in EV and EVSE programs;
  • Increase electrification of transit and school busses and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles;
  • Conduct an analysis on how transportation electrification will impact transportation revenue;
  • Support the decarbonization of electricity;
  • Develop a clean transportation dashboard to track electrification progress; and,
  • Lead by example through state agency action.
(Reference Rhode Island General Laws 31-3.3-1)

South Dakota

Public Utility Definition – added 4/11/2022

An entity that owns, operates, controls, or manages a facility that supplies electricity to the public exclusively to charge electric vehicles is not defined as a public utility.

(Reference Senate Bill 80, 2022)

Tennessee

Tennessee's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/5/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Tennessee’s NEVI planning process, see the TDOT Plan website.

Texas

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rate Incentives - CPS Energy – updated 3/11/2022

CPS Energy offers a $250 bill credit to residential customers who own a Level 2 EVSE and allow CPS Energy to make remote adjustments to their EVSE when electricity demand is high. CPS Energy also offers residential customers a $125 bill credit if they agree to charge during off-peak hours. Customers may earn an additional $10 bill credit per month if they limit charging during peak hours to twice a month. For more information, visit the CPS FlexEV Rewards website.

Seaport and Rail Yard Emissions Reduction Grants – added 3/11/2022

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the Seaport and Rail Yard Areas Emissions Reduction Program (Program) as part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). The Program provides grants to eligible entities to replace, repower, or purchase drayage and cargo handling equipment, Eligible projects include heavy-duty on-road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 pounds, off-road yard trucks, and other cargo handling equipment. Eligible engines or motors must be powered by electricity or meet federal emissions standards and reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by at least 25% compared to the engine being replaced. For more information, including current application periods, see the TCEQ TERP website. (Reference Texas Statutes, Health and Safety Code 386 Subchapter D-1)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate – Denton Municipal Electric (DME) – added 3/11/2022

DME offers residential customers a $300 rebate for the purchase of a PEV. Eligible customers must agree to charge PEVs during off-peak hours. For more information, see the DME Residential Customers website.

Texas' National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – updated 5/5/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Texas NEVI planning process, see the TxDOT Electric Vehicle Charging Plan website.

Utah

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants – updated 4/8/2022

The Utah Conversion to Alternate Fuel Grant Program provides grants to businesses and government entities that purchase clean vehicles or install conversion equipment on eligible vehicles that allows the vehicles to operate on alternative fuel or reduces a vehicle’s emissions of regulated pollutants. Award recipients are required to pass these savings along to the individual who purchases the converted vehicle. Grants may cover 100% of the cost of purchasing a clean vehicle or 50% of the cost of conversion, up to $2,500. Eligible clean vehicles must operate solely on alternative fuel and include light- and heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment. Eligible alternative fuels include propane, natural gas, hydrogen, and electricity. For more information, see the Utah Conversion to Alternative Fuel Grant Program website. (Reference Senate Bill 188, 2022, and Utah Code 19-1-401 through 19-1-403.3 and 19-2-301 through 18-2-305)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Registration Fees – updated 4/8/2022

All-electric vehicle (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) owners are required to pay an additional registration fee as follows:

2022 Registration Fee 2023 Registration Fee
EV $120 $130.25
PHEV $52 $56.50
HEV $20 $21.75

Owners of a vehicles powered by a fuel other than motor fuel, diesel fuel, electricity, natural gas, or propane are required to pay an additional $120 registration fee. A six-month registration option with fees at prorated amounts is also available.

Beginning in 2023, the additional registration fee paid by EVs and vehicles fueled exclusively by a fuel other than gasoline, diesel, natural gas, or propane must be equal to the maximum annual road usage charge.

(Reference House Bill 186, 2022, and Utah Code 41-1a-1206)

Road Usage Charge Program – updated 4/8/2022

The owner of an all-electric vehicle (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) may enroll in the Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) mileage-based roadway operations and maintenance fee program in lieu of paying additional EV, PHEV, or HEV registration fees. To participate, the owner or lessee must enroll, report mileage driven, and pay the road usage fee for each payment period. Beginning in 2023, road use fees are as follows:

YearFee per MileMaximum Total Annual Fee
2023 to 2025$0.01$130.25
2026 to 2032$0.0125$180
2032 and Later$0.015$240

In 2023, a six-month option with a prorated maximum road use fee will also be available. Beginning in 2024, UDOT may adjust the mileage fee and the Utah Tax Commission may adjust the maximum annual fee amount. Additional conditions apply. For more information, see the UDOT Road Usage Charge website.

(Reference House Bill 186, 2022, and Utah Code 72-1-213.1)

Non-Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Make-Ready Grant – Rocky Mountain Power – added 4/8/2022

Rocky Mountain Power offers custom grants to non-residential customers to cover the upfront costs of make-ready EVSE infrastructure projects. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Rocky Mountain Power Utah Electric Vehicle Incentives website.

Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Rocky Mountain Power – added 4/8/2022

Rocky Mountain Power offers residential customers a rebate of up to $200 for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 EVSE. Customers may receive one Level 2 rebate per electric vehicle owned. For more information, see the Rocky Mountain Power Utah Electric Vehicle Incentives website.

Virginia

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support – added 3/7/2022

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, 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 Medium- and Heavy-Duty ZEVs: Action Plan Development Process website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Bill Credit – Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) – added 5/4/2022

REC offers a monthly $7 bill credit to residential customers that enroll in a time-of-use charging pilot program. To be eligible, participants must schedule their EV to charge during off-peak hours. Enrollment is limited to 200 participants and is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the REC EV Pilot Program website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Authorization – added 5/13/2022

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy is authorized to administer a rebate program for the purchase of a new or used EV. Rebates may not exceed $2,500. An additional rebate of $2,000 must be available for residents whose annual household income does not exceed 300% of current poverty guidelines. Eligible used vehicles may not have a purchase price of more than $25,000.

(Reference Virginia Code 45.2-1725 and 67-1900 through 67-1907)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Parking Space Regulation – added 5/13/2022

Any vehicle that is not actively charging may not parking in a designated EV charging parking space. The penalty for violation is $25.

(Reference House Bill 450, 2022)

Washington

Electric Vehicle (EV) Road User Assessment System Pilot – updated 4/11/2022

The Washington Transportation Commission (Commission) studied the feasibility of transitioning from a fuel tax to a road user assessment system in the state. In 2012, the Commission conducted a limited scope pilot project to test the feasibility of this new system as it applies to EVs and published outcomes in a report. The Commission began a year-long pilot project in fall 2017. On January 13, 2020, the Commission submitted a report of findings and recommendations to the governor, state legislature, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The state legislature directed the Commission to further study aspects of the road usage charge program, including:

  • The impact of a road usage charge, incentives, and other factors on consumer purchase of EVs and conduct a test with drivers to assess impacts;
  • Delivery vehicle fleets and how a road usage charge may be applied, identify potential impacts to fleet operations and costs, state department of transportation revenues, and conduct a pilot test;
  • The process for changing vehicle ownership and determine the possible implications and identify the process needed for reconciling a road usage charge owed between sellers and purchases of used vehicles; and,
  • Opportunities for achieving large-scale data integration to support road usage charge service provisions that could be offered by private-sector service providers and conduct pilot tests to determine the ability of services to support automatic mileage reporting and periodic payments services.

For more information, see the Commission Road Usage Charge Assessment website.

(Reference Senate Bill 5689, 2022)

Commercial Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit – updated 4/11/2022

Businesses are eligible to receive tax credits for purchasing new or used medium- and heavy-duty AFVs and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles converted to alternative fuels, and installing alternative fueling infrastructure. Eligible alternative fuels are natural gas, propane, hydrogen, dimethyl ether, and electricity. Tax credits for qualified alternative fueling infrastructure are for up to 50% of the cost to purchase and install the infrastructure. New commercial vehicle tax credit amounts vary based on gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and are up to 75% of the incremental cost, with maximum credit values as follows:

GVWR Maximum Credit Amount Per Vehicle
Up to 14,000 pounds (lbs.) $25,000
14,001 to 26,500 lbs. $50,000
Over 26,500 lbs. $100,000

Leased AFVs may receive a tax credit for 75% cost, up to $25,000 per vehicle. This exemption also applies to qualified used vehicles modified with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified aftermarket conversion, if the vehicle is being sold for the first time after modification. Modified vehicles are eligible for credits equal to 50% of the commercial vehicle conversion cost, up to $25,000.

Each entity may claim up to $250,000 or credits for 25 vehicles per year. All credits earned must be used in that calendar year or the subsequent year. Tax credits are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to annual limits of $2 million for vehicle credits, and $6 million for infrastructure.

(Reference Revised Code of Washington 82.16.0496 and 82.04.4496)

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Tax Exemption – updated 4/11/2022

Beginning July 1, 2022, 50% of the retail sales and state use tax does not apply to the sale or lease of the first 650 purchases of new passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles powered by fuel cells. The maximum value amount eligible for the tax exemption is the less of $16,000 or the fair market value of the vehicle. Additionally, all used FCEV sales and leases are exempt from the retail and state use tax. The FCEV exemption may not be combined with the Retail Sales and Use tax Exemption. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 82.08.020 and 82.12.9999 and Senate Bill 5000, 2021)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Tacoma Public Utility (TPU) – updated 4/11/2022

TPU offers residential customers a $400 rebate, in the form of bill credit, for the installation of a Level 2 EVSE, a smart splitter, or a 240-volt outlet. Applicants may receive one rebate per installation, up to $600 total. For more information, see the TPU EV Charging website.

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Carshare Grant – updated 4/11/2022

The Zero-emissions Access Program (ZAP), administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), offers grants to nonprofit organizations and local governments to design and create a ZEV carshare program in underserved and low-to moderate-income communities. Grant awards may range from $50,000 to $200,000. Eligible projects include:

  • Contract, lease, or purchase of ZEV;
  • Construction or installation of correlated charging station or refueling infrastructure; and,
  • Operational costs to develop, implement, and manage a car share program.

Applicants must provide matching funds as direct contributions or gifts-in-kind for at least 10% of the total cost of the project. Additional eligibility requirements may apply. For more information, including eligible communities and program dates, see the WSDOT ZEV Grants website.

(Reference Revised Code of Washington 47.04.355)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Time-Of-Use (TOU) Rate – Pacific Power – added 4/11/2022

Pacific Power offers residential, commercial, and irrigation customers a TOU rate for charging EVs. For more information, including pricing and eligibility, visit the Pacific Power TOU website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate – Snohomish County Public Utility District – updated 4/11/2022

Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) offers residential customers a $400 rebate, in the form of a bill credit, for the purchase or lease of a new or used EV. For more information, see the PUD Electric Vehicle website.

Electric Transportation Transition Study – added 4/11/2022

The Joint Transportation Committee (Committee) must study opportunities for high-consumption fuel users (users) to adopt electric vehicles (EVs) and make recommendations to the Committees and governor by July 1, 2023. The Committee must investigate and determine the following:

  • Number of users that could utilize EVs for a high percentage of their driving needs;
  • Fuel savings and gallons of fuel displaced if users switch to EVs;
  • User attitudes and perceptions of EVs; and,
  • Policies and messages that encourage EV adoption.
(Reference Senate Bill 5689, 2022)

Zero Emission Truck Support and Demonstration – added 4/11/2022

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) must establish and coordinate a zero emission truck stakeholder group to lead the development and implementation of at least one zero-emission drayage truck demonstration project and develop a roadmap to transition the NWSA cargo gateway fleet to zero-emission trucks, by 2050. (Reference Senate Bill 5689, 2022)

Direct Current Fast (DC Fast) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and Hydrogen Fueling Station – added 4/11/2022

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) must install co-located DC Fast EVSE and hydrogen fueling stations in the Wenatchee or East Wenatchee area near a state route or publicly owned facility. WSDOT must contract with a public utility that produces hydrogen or provides technical assistance for hydrogen fueling stations. (Reference Senate Bill 5689, 2022)

Support for Electric Vehicle (EV) and Infrastructure Deployment – added 4/11/2022

The Washington State Department of Commerce and the Washington State Department of Transportation must establish an interagency EV coordinating council (Council) to advance transportation electrification. The Council must:

  • Develop a state-wide transportation electrification strategy;
  • Identify electric vehicle infrastructure grant-related funding;
  • Coordinate grant funding criteria across agency grant programs;
  • Develop a robust public and private outreach plan that includes engaging with community organizers and local governments;
  • Create an industry EV advisory committee;
  • Ensure the new strategies and programs benefit underserved communities; and,
  • Provide an annual report to legislature committees summarizing EV implementation progress, gaps, and resource needs.
(Reference Senate Bill 5974, 2022)

Support for Interagency Collaboration on Hydrogen Development – added 4/11/2022

The Washington Department of Commerce must establish the Office of Renewable Energy (Office) to leverage, support, and collaborate with other state agencies to:

  • Accelerate market development by providing assistance along the entire life cycle of renewable fuel projects;
  • Support research on the development and deployment of renewable fuel and use of renewable and green electrolytic hydrogen;
  • Drive job creation, improve economic vitality, and support the transition to clean energy;
  • Enhance resiliency by using renewable fuels and green electrolytic hydrogen to support climate change mitigation and adaptations; and,
  • Partner with underserved communities to ensure communities equitably benefit from clean fuel efforts.
The Office must compile data regarding the use of renewable fuels and green electrolytic hydrogen in state operations, including motor vehicle fleets, the state ferry system, and non-road equipment.

(Reference Senate Bill 5910, 2022)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Deployment Goal – added 4/11/2022

All light-duty vehicles sold, purchased, or registered in Washington state must be EVs by model year 2030. The Interagency EV Coordinating Council must develop a plan for achieving this goal by December 31, 2022. (Reference Senate Bill 5689, 2022)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Policies for Multi-Unit Dwellings – added 4/11/2022

A common interest development, including a community apartment, condominium, and cooperative development, may not prohibit or restrict the installation or use of EVSE. These entities may put reasonable restrictions on EVSE, but the policies may not discourage or add obstacles to the use of EVSE. The EVSE installer must obtain appropriate approvals from the common interest development association, comply with applicable architectural standards, engage a licensed installation contractor, provide a certificate of insurance, register the EVSE with the association, meet health and building standards, and pay for the electricity usage, maintenance, and other costs associated with the EVSE until it is removed by the homeowner. (Reference House Bill 1793, 2022, and Revised Code of Washington 46.32-46.39, 64.90)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Community Grant Program Authorization – added 4/11/2022

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is authorized to establish a grant program for by local governments, federally recognized tribal governments, or utilities to deploy EVSE in rural areas, office buildings, multi-unit dwellings, ports, schools and school districts, and state and local government offices. Preference will be given to direct current fast (DC Fast) EVSE projects. (Reference Senate Bill 5693, 2022, and Revised Code of Washington 42.330.101 and 42.330.102)

West Virginia

Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan – updated 5/13/2022

The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) must create an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) that describes how the state intends to use U.S. Department of Energy’s National Vehicle Infrastructure Program funds. The plan must consider future charging infrastructure needs of school systems, public transportation, local government entities, and other public and private users. The WVDOT must publish the Plan by July 1, 2022.

(Reference House Bill 4797, 2022 and West Virginia Code 17-30-1)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Programs – added 3/14/2022

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) offers grant opportunities and programs to support the development of renewable energy and energy storage technology. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, comprehensive energy planning for fleets and electric vehicles. For more information, see the OEI Energy Innovation Grant Program website.

Wyoming

Wyoming's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan – added 5/5/2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Wyoming’s NEVI planning process, see the WYDOT NEVI Program website.

Public Utility Definition – updated 5/13/2022

An entity that owns, operates, leases, or controls electric vehicle charging stations is not defined as a public utility. (Reference Senate Bill 0035, 2022)

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Loans – added 5/13/2022

The Wyoming Business Council (Council) administers the Wyoming Partnership Challenge Loan Program to provide low interest matching loans to economic development organizations. The loan may not exceed 75% of the total project cost, up to $1,000,000. The Council may match up to 50% of the total project cost. For more information, including a loan application, see the Council’s Partnership Challenge Loan Program website. (Reference Wyoming Statutes 9-12-301 through 9-12-304)