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Sierra Club and Plug-In America release toolkit of policies to drive EV adoption

The Sierra Club and Plug-In America released a new report—AchiEVe: Model State & Local Policies to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption—which details policies that state and local governments can take to promote electric vehicles, from tax incentives to increasing equity and access.

The toolkit includes classic policies for EV drivers such as vehicle rebates, tax credits, and policies that permit access to the HOV lanes in a state, but also includes policies that expand access to charging infrastructure, address equity issues for disadvantaged communities, and promote consumer protection.

Access to charging infrastructure is one of the greatest barriers to increased EV adoption. This toolkit looks at a number of ways to increase access and install more charging stations—not only through updating building codes, but also through innovative programs and partnerships, such as streetlight charging programs, utility investments, and right-of-way charging programs.

—Katherine Stainken, Policy Director with Plug In America

The toolkit looks at states and cities who have implemented each policy, and provides a template that can be downloaded and customized for the state, city or community.

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