DEEP: EVConnecticut - CT's Path to Clean Vehicle Future



{"Increasing the number of EVs on the road is a key component of Governor Malloy} As part of Governor Malloy's efforts to provide cleaner, cheaper and more reliable transportation energy and to support our clean air goals, Connecticut is moving forward to increase the number of electric vehicles (EV) on our roads by building out its EV charging infrastructure. Connecticut is also evaluating opportunities to support fuel cell electric vehicles, which should be available within the next few years, and the expansion of the hydrogen refueling station infrastructure.


International ZEV Alliance
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Connecticut is joining with 12 European and North American governments (Netherlands, Norway, UK, Germany, CA, MD, MA, NY, OR, RI, VT and Quebec) as partners of an international alliance to accelerate global adoption of ZEVs.

Members of the International ZEV Alliance will cooperate to set ambitious targets to drive ZEV deployment, share data and best practice policies, and encourage other governments to join them. On December 3, 2015, it was announced that they will strive to make all new passenger vehicles in their jurisdictions ZEVs by no later than 2050.

The 13 members represent almost 50 percent of the global market for electric vehicles - thanks in large part to innovative government policies and investments.

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8-State ZEV MOU & Action Plan
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On October 24, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy along with the governors of seven other states (CA, MD, MA, NY, OR, RI and VT) announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million ZEVs on the roads in these states by 2025.

The states have agreed, in a ZEV Memorandum of Understanding, to share research and coordination on an education/outreach campaign to highlight the benefits of ZEVs to the public.

In May 2014 The eight state alliance released their collaborative Multi-State Action Plan to develop the infrastructure, coordinate policies, codes and standards to facilitate 3.3 million ZEVs on the road by 2025.

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Comprehensive Energy Strategy
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The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) developed the first-ever Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) for the State of Connecticut - an assessment and strategy for all residential, commercial, and industrial energy issues, including energy efficiency, industry, electricity, natural gas, and transportation.

Increasing the number of ZEVs in Connecticut and helping to build a robust market for electric and hydrogen powered vehicles are key elements of Connecticut's CES.

It's also part of DEEP's mission to better integrate energy and environmental programs to help build a sustainable and prosperous economic future for everyone in Connecticut.




Content Last Updated: December 7, 2015