Policies & Regulations

Data on public policy and regulations related to transportation electrification, including incentives and electric utility filings. These data are integrated with other data sources to reveal connections to market development, demographics, and environmental factors.

New Jersey Legislature Passes New Bill Mandating Accelerated EV and Charging Deployment

On January 13, 2020, the New Jersey State Assembly and Senate passed S2252 establishing sweeping transportation electrification targets statewide. If signed by Governor Murphy, the bipartisan bill would establish a statewide public charging network to support an estimated 330,000 light-duty EVs by 2025. Policymakers in the state expect the number of registered EVs in [...]

By |2020-01-14T19:16:32-05:00January 14th, 2020|

Modifications Required for More than 85 Percent of Approved Utility EV Investments

Engagement from electric utilities in transportation electrification is on the rise and approved investment now totals almost $1.4 billion, 80 percent of which has occurred in the last two years. The ratio of approved elements of programs (filings) on the EV Hub Utility Filings Dashboard reveals a “batting average.” Cumulatively, utilities are batting [...]

By |2020-01-14T09:30:07-05:00January 13th, 2020|

New York: Governor Cuomo Announces Bold Transportation Electrification Commitments in 2020

On January 8, 2020, New York Governor Cuomo delivered the "State of the State" address where he outlined the administration's policy priorities for 2020. Transportation electrification will be a major part of state's climate change mitigation strategy in the coming years, building on existing programs to increase EV adoption and charging deployment, including Charge [...]

By |2020-01-08T20:42:38-05:00January 8th, 2020|

Minnesota PUC Approves Xcel Energy’s $23.5 Million Fleet and Public Charging Pilot

Xcel proposed a Fleet EV Service and Public Charging Pilot in October 2018 along with rate promotions and reporting requirements associated with these programs. On July 17, 2019, the commission approved the pilots and rate promotions with modifications and set reporting requirements. Total investment is valued at more than $23.5 million. The three-year pilots [...]

By |2019-11-18T14:33:54-05:00November 18th, 2019|

Join Us for Our 2019 Q3 Review on November 19th

Every quarter, join us for a webinar to review what we’ve learned about transportation electrification in the United States. These webinars are free to all and we encourage you to share this meeting information with your network. All content from the webinar are based on information available on EV Hub. We're holding the Q3 [...]

By |2019-11-05T22:30:45-05:00November 5th, 2019|

Majority of $162 million National Grid Program Denied and $55 Million Proposed Approved in California

On September 30, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities rejected a majority of a $162 million program from National Grid. If approved, the program would have been the largest approved utility investment in transportation electrification outside of California. In the initial filing, National Grid proposed investment in make-ready DCFC charging infrastructure, investment in [...]

By |2019-11-18T14:34:41-05:00October 18th, 2019|

28 States Have Adopted Annual Registration Fees for EVs

States across the country are using EVs as scapegoats for declining revenue for transportation infrastructure, according to a new report from Consumer Reports. The findings agree with our earlier observations from March and May on several bills being considered in state legislatures: EV drivers are often paying disproportionate fees compared to drivers of equivalent gasoline vehicles. In total, 28 states have [...]

By |2019-09-16T18:14:14-04:00September 16th, 2019|

EV Pilots Approved in California, Utah, and Minnesota and a New Program Filed in Kentucky

Several electric utility programs have been filed and approved throughout the summer. Several of these programs focus on expanding investment in disadvantaged communities as well as exploring the potential for vehicle-grid integration.  On September 10, 2019, the California PUC voted to approve PG&E’s Empower EV Charger and Education Program that seeks to lower barriers [...]

By |2019-11-18T14:35:30-05:00September 13th, 2019|

California Energy Commission Approves $95 Million for EV Charging and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

On September 11, 2019, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced the approval of $95 million in new investments to go towards clean transportation programs throughout the state. The investments will contribute to CEC's Clean Transportation Program that seeks to accelerate progress towards the state's climate and clean transportation goals. The program includes a focus [...]

By |2019-09-13T15:57:57-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Washington State Launches $2.25 Million Charging Infrastructure Program for Government Agencies

On September 4, 2019, the Washington State Department of Ecology announced a new round of VW Settlement funding targeting state and local government facilities. The program seeks to accelerate EV adoption in both public and private vehicle fleets throughout the state by expanding access to public charging sited at government facilities. The program will [...]

By |2019-09-11T12:35:10-04:00September 11th, 2019|