Media Release: The 50 States of Electric Vehicles: States Focus on NEVI Funding Plans During Q3 2022
Raleigh, NC – (November 2, 2022) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 2022 edition of The 50 States of Electric Vehicles. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
The report finds that 37 states and the District of Columbia took actions related to electric vehicles and charging infrastructure during Q3 2022 (see figure below), with the greatest number of actions relating to rebate and grant programs, rate design for vehicle charging, charging-enabled parking requirements, and state procurement of electric vehicles. All 50 states also took actions planning for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program funding distribution.
A total of 395 electric vehicle actions were taken during Q3 2022, with the most active states being Massachusetts, California, New York, Michigan, New Jersey, and Illinois. So far in 2022, at least 95 bills related to transportation electrification have been enacted across 35 states.
Q3 2022 State and Utility Action on Electric Vehicles
The report discusses three trends in electric vehicle actions taken in Q3 2022: (1) states planning for distribution of National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program funding, (2) utilities exploring vehicle-to-grid capabilities, and (3) utilities deploying charging infrastructure at multi-unit dwellings.
“A major bill swept through the Massachusetts legislature this quarter, which will require the creation and review of time-varying EV charging rates, with at least one decision by November 2025.” noted Vincent Potter, Policy Analyst at NCCETC. “The law establishes a fund and rebate program for new and used zero-emission vehicles, requires electric companies to consider incentives for off-peak EV charging, and establishes a fund for deployment and maintenance of EV charging stations at public plazas within the state.”
The report notes five of the top policy developments of the quarter:
- California regulators adopting an electric vehicle submetering protocol;
- Massachusetts lawmakers enacting expansive electric vehicle legislation;
- Duke Energy Carolinas filing a residential vehicle-to-grid pilot proposal in North Carolina;
- The South Carolina Energy Office releasing its transportation electrification report; and
- The Maine Public Utilities Commission approving beneficial electrification rates for Central Maine Power and Versant Power.
“States are focusing their NEVI plans on building out charging infrastructure along interstate highways, as required by the program rules,” said Rebekah de la Mora, Policy Analyst at NCCETC. “The progress of fund deployment varies; some states are planning to release requests for solicitations later this year, other won’t release until 2023 or later, while a few give no timeline at all.”
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