Transportation Electrification: States Rev Up

The transportation sector has become increasingly electrified in recent years. However, consumer adoption rates have been low due to lack of awareness and education, limited charging infrastructure, high initial costs, and uncertainty in dealing with the impacts to state transportation revenue. The National Governors Association hosted a series of four regional workshops during 2018 and 2019 to explore these issues, with forty states participating. The following themes were discussed at each workshop: incentives, policies, and consumer awareness; enhancing state fleet electrification; charging infrastructure; regional coordination of infrastructure corridors; owning, operating, and paying for the infrastructure; managing the grid; electrification for all; and impacts to state revenues. Findings from the workshops include: there is high interest among states in the topic of transportation electrification; funds awarded to states under the VW emissions cheating settlement have enhanced interest in electrification; electric utilities are paying attention to transportation electrification; there are varying rates of transportation electrification among the states; there is high potential for electrifying state fleets; states need to address equity concerns; Alternative Fuel Corridor designations are being implemented at a substantial pace; the potential for hydrogen-fueled heavy-duty vehicles is growing; and, twenty-eight states have adopted additional registration fees for electric vehicles.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p

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  • Accession Number: 01720610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2019 10:30AM