New Study Ranks States Based On How Policies Foster EV Adoption21
A new study published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks states based on how their policies are helping to foster EV adoption.
The study ranked states across six different categories with regard to pro-EV adoption policies: planning and goals, incentives for EV deployment, transportation system efficiency, electricity grid optimization, EV equity and outcomes. Unsurprisingly, California led the way in the study, achieving 91 out of a possible 100 scorecard points. California vastly outperformed the next best state for pro-EV policies, New York, which achieved a score 63.5 out of 100.
Researchers did not present scores for states that were ranked outside of the top 30, as these states “achieved no more than 15% of the total available points in the Scorecard,” according to ACEEE. A number of states “earned very few points or no points at all in several categories,” as well, a sign that policymakers in these regions are doing very little to promote the adoption of electric vehicles.
While states like California and New York are doing the most to help promote a shift to battery-electric vehicles, ACEEE researchers say that these early adopters “still have
considerable room to improve policies.” Additionally, only five states and the District of Columbia achieved at least half of the available points in the scorecard, proof that pro-EV adoption policies have a long way to go in many parts of the country.
California is “far and away,” the national leader on transportation electrification policy, the study says, as it is home to policies that are not present or not as robust in other states. Additionally, California is the only state in the country that has set a target for statewide heavy-duty EV deployment, is the only state to adopt statewide EV-supportive building codes for multi-unit dwellings, commercial buildings and single-family homes. It is also the only state with a carbon pricing policy that supports new investments in transportation and electrification.
The Biden Administration signed an executive order last month to convert the entire federal vehicle fleet into zero-emission vehicles like EVs. Additionally, General Motors recently committed to producing electric vehicles only by 2035 and will become fully carbon neutral by 2040. Moves like these will help continue to foster EV adoption rates nationwide, regardless of the policies that each state may enact separately. Still, ACEE says that states can work separately to “take advantage of untapped policy opportunities to electrify the transportation sector and support progress toward green house gas and pollution reduction.”
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You can pick Your friends
and You can pick Your nose
BUT YOU CANT PICK YOUR FRIENDS NOSE!!!!
Traitor states should be kicked out of America.
can’t we all get along?
you mean states that don’t cheat you want out? More blacks voted for Diaper Joe than Obama. Yep, that sounds plausible.
Think i can hear the banjo from deliverance playing in the background on some of these comments.
Talk about ignorance. Ironic isn’t it. Then again irony is something that the woke cannot fathom from their moms basement.
Ignorance is referring to a person as “diaper Joe” .
Now now, don’t loose your “poise”
In the South that’s known as the Wedding March.
I’m pretty shocked at the distribution map. No surprise that California and New York led the way. I am surprised that texas, Kansas, and new Mexico are ahead of states like Ohio and wisconsin.
I don’t think the unranked states are either ahead or behind, necessarily. I just don’t think there’s enough data collected, so they aren’t included in this haphazard, seemingly quite biased, study.
I own a Bolt and love it. Ohio on the other hand charges an additional $200 on top of my regular license fee. Ohio also does not have one incentive to purchase an EV. None. I believe in paying for my fair share of road upkeep from license taxes, but I only drive 5,000 miles a year. Ohio state tax is $0.385 cents a gallon (plus I’m paying electrical tax) or about having to purchase 519.5 gallons of gas annually to justify the $200. I drive all of 5-6000 miles annually, and if the Bolt averaged 35 mpg, I need to drive 18,200 miles to break even. Ohio needs to fix this but I don’t see it happening. Naturally gm would pick Ohio for their battery manufacturing.
I still can’t get a straight answer on what happens to a BEV battery pack once it’s no longer usable.
So far, as I understand it, the battery will be used by the electric companies to help stabilize the grid. So, are they gonna pay me for my battery? Like do you have to sell old BEVs back to the dealer? Sounds like the resell market will be absolute garbage for BEV’s. If I paid for that battery and gm replaces it out of warranty I want to know how much they are selling it to the electric utility for. I also want to know how much carbon is used to mine and recycle a battery, both of which are high carbon emitting processes. I bet most of those states that score well on the BEV scorecard would score pretty poorly on a debt or fiscal status report card…
As someone who works hard to outright buy, maintain, and drive my vehicles as long as I can, I don’t really don’t see how a basically disposable BEV is any greener than a Corolla or Cruze with 300k miles on it. I’ve read articles where they report some BEVs lose 5-10% of there range with 150k miles, just not a risk I’m personally willing to invest in yet. Lucky it looks like certain Japanese and Korean companies are still developing economic and efficient ICE vehicles, so I’m not too worried about what Mary does with GM (i mean gm). Just a shame to see her walking the company right back down the path to more government bailouts. Maybe that’s her plan, why not get the easy bailout money again?
Anybody surprised that the RED NECK states are lagging behind? They’re already closer to the stone age than modern civilization. 😂🤣😊
Just hope the commercials make sense and connect to the whole audients, not just a few young people who do not have $50,000 to $60,000 to buy a new auto. Half these new commercials today, I do not have a clue of what the commercial is about