8-State Coalition Pushes Electric Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co. Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga waves from a Leaf electric vehicle at the launch of the car at the company's headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, last month. U.S. purchasers of the car are eligible for a tax credit of up to $7,500.
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Alex Brown
Oct. 24, 2013, 8:57 a.m.

Eight states, led by Cali­for­nia and New York, are part­ner­ing on a plan to boost sales of elec­tric vehicles and in­crease sales of emis­sions-free vehicles to 3.3 mil­lion by 2025.

The states, The New York Times re­ports, will seek to de­vel­op uni­form­ity for car-char­ging sta­tions and re­tool build­ing codes to en­cour­age ex­pan­ded char­ging op­tions. Oth­er ele­ments of the plan would al­low off-peak char­ging rates and lane, toll, and park­ing perks for elec­tric-vehicle own­ers.

The group—which also in­cludes Con­necti­c­ut, Mas­sachu­setts, Rhode Is­land, Ver­mont, Mary­land, and Ore­gon—makes up more than a quarter of the coun­try’s auto mar­ket.


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