Posts Tagged: Plug-In Vehicle Incentives

New York Governor Hochul signs law phasing out ICE vehicles in 2035

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a bill that will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks in the state by 2035. The bill (S.2758/A.4302) was introduced last October, and passed the legislature in April. It establishes a goal to make all sales or leases of new passenger cars and… Read more »

Biden emissions announcement: major milestone or timid target?

The Biden administration has announced the federal government’s return to a policy of pushing automakers to reduce their vehicle emissions over time. The Big Three US automakers, and the United Auto Workers union, are on board, and their representatives joined President Biden at the White House to publicly announce plans not only to improve the… Read more »

Bipartisan infrastructure deal includes $15 billion in EV charging and electric bus funding

After weeks of back-and-forth on the infrastructure bill, President Joe Biden announced, “We have a deal,” standing with a group of Republicans and Democrats after a meeting in the Oval Office. “I think it’s really important we’ve all agreed that none of us got all that we wanted.” EV advocates certainly aren’t going to get… Read more »

Biden’s EV plan includes $100 billion in purchase rebates and $15 billion for charging stations

Details of the Biden administration’s $174-billion proposal to boost EV adoption are slowly beginning to leak out. According to a Transportation Department email message seen by Reuters, the plan calls for $100 billion in new consumer rebates, $15 billion to build 500,000 new charging stations, $20 billion for electric school buses, $25 billion for zero-emission… Read more »

President Biden’s infrastructure plan includes $174 billion for EV programs

President Biden’s next priority is a massive infrastructure bill, and e-mobility is very much a part of the plan to upgrade and modernize the country’s transportation system. The administration is going big. “The American Jobs Plan will invest in America in a way we have not invested since we built the interstate highways and won… Read more »

New Jersey set to enact a raft of pro-EV measures

Pending legislation in New Jersey will make it one of the country’s most EV-friendly states, establishing new purchase incentives and investing substantial amounts in charging infrastructure. Assembly Bill 4819 and companion Senate Bill 2252 have been passed by their respective committees, and are expected to be signed into law this week. The legislation creates a… Read more »

Michigan offers up to $70,000 in grants to install EV fast chargers

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is offering grants of up to $70,000 for the installation of DC fast chargers. Successful applicants must be registered in a local utility-sponsored charging program, and can use their grant money for charger site preparation, equipment installation, networking fees, and signage. Part of the more… Read more »

Senator Schumer proposes $454 billion in new funding to promote EVs

US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York), the current Senate Minority Leader, has proposed a plan that would invest $454 billion over 10 years to help the US auto industry accelerate the transition to electrified vehicles. Schumer’s plan would provide rebates of $3,000 to $5,000 (plus another $2,000 for low-income buyers) for owners of gas vehicles… Read more »

California launches $40-million incentive program for zero-emission off-road freight

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is launching a $40-million program called the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE), which is designed to aid in the purchase of zero-emission off-road freight technology. CORE will offer vouchers for buyers to offset the higher initial costs of zero-emission equipment, including the following: On- and off-road terminal… Read more »

How local leaders can make their communities more EV-friendly

While much of the EV policy conversation focuses on state legislatures and public utility commissions, local government has an important role to play too. Cities and counties are where the rubber meets the road, so to speak, and local policies can go a long way towards increasing EV adoption. In last November’s midterm elections, thousands… Read more »