Electric Vehicle Initiative

Electric Vehicles or “EVs” is a general term for a vehicle powered either partially or completely by electricity. Given the reduction, or elimination, of greenhouse gas emissions that these vehicles offer, they are becoming a powerful tool to mitigate the climate crisis and promote green infrastructure development.

Connecticut’s Commitment

 In October of 2013, Connecticut committed to putting 125,000 Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025, by signing the State Zero-Emission Vehicle Programs Memorandum of Understanding (ZEV MOU). Now endorsed by 10 states, a Multi-State ZEV Task Force formed to aid this process and coordinate the successful implementation of state ZEV programs.

Connecticut is also a member of the International ZEV Alliance, which aims to make all new passenger vehicles in member jurisdictions ZEVs by 2050.

The Connecticut EV Roadmap gives an extensive overview of the policy framework that exists to accelerate electric vehicle adoption throughout the state. This is an important resource to understand why electrification is important in Connecticut, and the key strategies and initiatives being used to achieve it. It also sets the stage for existing regulatory and financial conditions that surround electric vehicles, and how we can work to further the development of the market and promote EV use.

The updated 2018 Comprehensive Energy Strategy also provides information on the acceleration of markets and adoption of ZEVs as one of its key goals.

Municipal EV Readiness Toolkit Resources

Live Green Connecticut put on a 12-week EV Readiness Toolkit Program in 2020 to inform municipalities about EV implementation topics and move towards electrification in Connecticut. Live Green invites you to join the Municipal EV Readiness Facebook Group to connect with other municipal leaders on EV topics. Below are the recordings and for the 12 modules.

Live Green Connecticut is also sponsoring a 9-month EV Readiness Toolkit Program for 2021. Refer to the program blueprint presentation, and the March 2021 module overview for more information. The program registration form is available here.

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Additional Resources

EV Coalition Fact Sheet

EV Facts & Myths

Connecticut Green Bank EV Webpage

EV Club of Connecticut

Connecticut DEEP EV Connection Webpage

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