Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
October 28, 2013
California and seven other states have signed a new pact that hopes to increase the number of zero emission vehicles on their roads to 3.3 million by the year 2025.
Joining California in this pact are Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Oregon, and Vermont. The seven states have already adopted a rule like California where by 2025, 15 percent of vehicles sold must produce zero emissions. To help get to this goal, the eight states have four steps to spur sales of zero emission vehicles
- Amend building codes so it becomes easier to build charging stations
- Buy more zero emission vehicles for Government fleets
- Further cash incentives and introduce discounted electricity rates for home-chargers
- Introduced shared standards for charging stations and common signage
"From coast to coast, we're charging ahead to get millions of the world's cleanest vehicles on our roads," said California Governor Edmund Brown in a statement.
Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)