Transportation is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Electric vehicles (EVs) are critical to reducing emissions, and more EV options are arriving. But are states doing enough to enable residents and business to use electric cars, trucks, and buses?
The State Transportation Electrification Scorecard ranks states’ efforts—identifying those that have taken comprehensive steps to reduce barriers and others that are just starting. Every state can step up to enable equitable, electrified transportation for all.
“Transitioning to electric vehicles is vital for the climate and for reducing costs for households and businesses. The leading states are embracing this transition, but many more are just starting, even as the automakers are preparing a burst of new electric models.”
—Bryan Howard, state policy director at ACEEE and lead report author
“State policymakers can make a concerted effort to enable an electric vehicle transition that not only reduces pollution, but also helps improve access to electrified transportation and quality of life for everyone. The transition won’t happen soon enough nor equitably without the right policies in place.”
—Shruti Vaidyanathan, transportation program director at ACEEE and report author
The 2021 State Transportation Electrification Scorecard
Fact Sheets for Select States: