California along with seven other states have made a pledge to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles onto their roads by 2025 by introducing new incentives for zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) buyers.
The seven states involved are Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Oregon and Vermont, all of which have already adopted a rule ensuring that 15 percent of new vehicles sold will be ZEVs by 2025. To help achieve these goals, the eight states have pledged to take four steps to help spur ZEV sales.
First, each state will make it simpler to build charging stations by amending building codes. Second, each state has pledged to buy more zero-emissions vehicle for their government fleets. Third, further cash incentives for ZEV buyers will be introduced along with discounted electricity rates for home-charging equipment. Finally, all the states involved are looking to introduce shared standards for charging stations and common signage on roads.
ZEVs are classified to include battery-electric vehicles, plug-hybrids along with fuel-cell vehicles powered by hydrogen.
[Source: Automotive News]
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