AchiEVe: Model State & Local Policies to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption POLICY TOOLKIT Version 2.0 June 2018

AchiEVe: Model State & Local Policies to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption POLICY TOOLKIT Version 2.0 June 2018
Presented by Sierra Club and Plug In America

The rise of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) and the fall of
gas engines is a matter of when—not if. This toolkit is
designed to accelerate the switch to these clean vehicles
in an effective, sustainable, and equitable way. EVs are
fast, technologically advanced, quiet, and much lower in
emissions than conventional vehicles, even when factoring
in the emissions from the electricity used to charge them.
As we shift to more renewable sources of power, EVs
become even cleaner over time. This is great news for
public health and climate protection. Thanks to smart
and supportive policies that have helped accelerate the
widespread adoption of EVs in the United States, EVs
have moved from a progressive fad to an industry-wide
inevitability. In 2017, EV sales were up 26 percent in the
U.S. compared to the previous year, making it the best
year for EV sales so far. Still, to keep things in context, EVs
at present are under 2 percent of new auto sales. EVs are
no doubt on the rise, but could use a lot of acceleration.
That’s where this Toolkit comes in.
By comparing state and local EV initiatives to market
penetration, we’ve learned some important lessons about
successful policies and programs that boost EV sales.
People often ask what the best policies are that incentivize
people to make the switch to EVs, so we have catalogued
model EV policies at the state, local, and utility levels in a
range of categories.

AchiEVe:
Model State & Local
Policies to Accelerate
Electric Vehicle Adoption
POLICY TOOLKIT
Version 2.0 June 2018
Presented by Sierra Club and Plug In America

https://pluginamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/AchiEVe-Policy-Toolkit-2.0_2018.pdf

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