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.

California Passes Landmark Advanced Clean Trucks Rule

Source: CARB The Golden State continues to lead the nation in their pursuit of rapid transportation electrification. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously passed the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule on June 25th, the first-of-its-kind regulation requiring manufacturers to ramp up sales of electric vans and trucks. The rule begins in 2024 and sets [...]

By |2020-06-29T15:21:02-04:00June 29th, 2020|

U.S. DOT Awards $130 Million for Electric Transit Buses in 40 States

The United States Department of Transportation awarded $130 million for electric transit buses and supporting infrastructure through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program on June 2, 2020. The awards were spread over 40 states and Washington D.C. and will help transit agencies accelerate the electrification of their fleets. The largest single award of [...]

By |2020-06-12T11:38:47-04:00June 12th, 2020|

New Tool Delivers Insights on Highway Revenue Losses

Source: Atlas Public Policy   While the reduction in driving due to shelter-in-place orders has led to cleaner air in some cities, states are grappling with a major decline in road usage revenue and transportation funding as a result of COVID-19. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials predicts that transportation revenue could drop [...]

By |2020-05-18T16:57:57-04:00May 18th, 2020|

SDG&E Approved for Temporary Commercial EV Charging Rate

On April 16, 2020, the CPUC approved with modification a plan authorizing an interim commercial EV rate for San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E). The utility was directed to design this new rate as part of its approval for the Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program issued in August 2019. The $109 [...]

By |2020-04-30T15:49:57-04:00April 30th, 2020|

Trump Administration Weakens Light-Duty Vehicle Standards

Source: NRDC The battle around auto emissions and fuel economy standards rages on in the age of coronavirus with the Trump administration finalizing plans to roll back the Obama-era regulation on March 31st. Under the guise of making vehicles more affordable for consumers, the new rule slows the required annual increase in [...]

By |2020-04-06T16:28:07-04:00April 6th, 2020|

Dominion Energy Virginia Approved for $20.8 Million for Several EV Pilot Programs

On March 26, 2020, the State Corporation Commission of Virginia approved all EV-related components of Dominion Energy Virginia's Grid Transformation Plan 1B. The $20.8 million in approved investment includes rebates for make-ready charging infrastructure, rebates for smart charging equipment that enables managed charging, and utility-owned charging infrastructure at strategic locations. Approvals include almost $8 [...]

By |2020-04-27T13:59:44-04:00April 3rd, 2020|

NYSERDA Adds $5 million to the Charge Ready NY Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has added $5 million to the Charge Ready NY program which offers $4,000 rebates to public and private organizations that install Level 2 EV charging stations at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multifamily apartment buildings. This announcement brings the program's total budget to $12 [...]

By |2020-03-09T13:34:24-04:00March 9th, 2020|

Maine PUC Partially Approves State’s First Utility EV Program from Central Maine Power

On February 25, 2020, the Maine Public Utilities Commission approved portions of several proposed EV pilots by Central Maine Power (CMP). The commission also approved programs administered by Efficiency Maine, although those will not be included in the EV Hub Utility Filing Dashboard as the organization is not an investor-owned utility. The commission approved [...]

By |2020-02-27T17:46:13-05:00February 27th, 2020|

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 |2020-02-18T22:23:08-05:00January 13th, 2020|