Vehicle Electrification: Federal and State Issues Affecting Deployment

Motor vehicle electrification has emerged in the past decade as a potentially viable alternative to internal combustion engines. Although only a small proportion of the current motor vehicle fleet is electrified, interest in passenger vehicle electrification has accelerated in several major industrial countries, including the United States, parts of Europe, and China. Despite advances in technology, electric vehicles (EVs) continue to be significantly more expensive than similarly sized vehicles with internal combustion engines. For this reason, governments in many countries have adopted policies to promote development and sales of electric vehicles. This report discusses federal and state government policies in the United States to support electrification of light vehicles and transit buses, as well as proposals to reduce or eliminate such support. Topics include: U.S. trends in motor vehicle electrification; federal and state incentives for electrification; utility issues; and research and development priorities.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23p

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  • Accession Number: 01708231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R45747
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2019 12:24PM