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.

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 |2019-09-13T16:41:17-04:00September 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|

Dominion Energy to Invest in More Than 1000 Electric School Buses

On August 29, 2019, Dominion Energy announced a new commitment to help school districts in their service territories replace diesel school buses with electric models. The initiative will lead to the replacement 50 buses in the first phase and Dominion will add another 200 electric school buses every year for the next five years.

By |2019-08-29T17:46:14-04:00August 29th, 2019|

San Diego Gas and Electric Approved to Invest $109 Million in Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification

On August 15, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission approved with modification San Diego Gas and Electric's Senate Bill 350 Transportation Electrification Proposals. The programs focus on medium and heavy duty electrification and align with the directives established in SB 350. The legislation seeks to rapidly accelerate transportation electrification throughout California and requires state [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:38:19-04:00August 22nd, 2019|

Colorado becomes the 11th State to Join ZEV Program

In deciding to join the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program last Friday, Colorado demonstrates again that it wants to lead on EV policy. So far in 2019, Colorado has enacted more than five new policies supporting the expanding transportation electrification market in the state. Oregon and Washington are the only other states to enact more than [...]

By |2019-08-20T11:24:04-04:00August 20th, 2019|

Black Hills Energy EV Rate Rejected and Arizona Utilities Cleared to Invest in EV Pilots

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission rejected Black Hills Energy's EV TOU Rate on July 15, 2019. They argued that the plan lacked both sufficient specificity and appreciation of the surrounding circumstances. The rate sought to provide approximately 2,800 residential customers access to off-peak rates for EV charging. The commission recognizes the potential benefits of [...]

By |2019-08-02T12:36:11-04:00August 2nd, 2019|

$85 Million in Federal Funds Awarded for Electric Transit Buses

On July 26, 2019, the Federal Transit Administration announced $85 million in awards through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. 38 states received funding through this round and all of the money will be allocated to electric transit buses and supporting charging infrastructure. Transit agencies continue to pursue a wide range of charging technologies [...]

By |2019-07-29T18:00:26-04:00July 29th, 2019|

Leading Automakers Pledge to Reduce Emissions in California

In a move against the Trump administration's proposed rollback of Obama-era emissions standards, top automakers have entered into a new agreement with California to curb tailpipe emissions from their vehicles. The new agreement proposes that automakers in the California market reach an average fleet fuel economy of 51 mpg by 2026 as opposes to [...]

By |2019-07-25T17:18:45-04:00July 25th, 2019|