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Bringing Zero-Emission Vehicles to Vermont


GHG Emissions Chart In Vermont, 46 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. To address greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution from motor vehicles, Vermont is working with seven other states on a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the roads in these states by 2025. This multi-state effort is intended to expand consumer awareness and demand for zero emission vehicles, which include battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel-cell-electric vehicles. The use of these ultra clean vehicles will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and public health, enhance energy diversity, save consumers money, and promote economic growth.EVs in front of state house

To initiate this effort, the governors of California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). In this agreement, the governors identified specific actions they will promote within their states and joint cooperative actions these states will undertake to help build a robust national market for zero emission vehicles.

This page contains information about the MOU, as well as interstate and Vermont-specific plans to meet the goals of the initiative.


Vermont Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan, September 2014

Vermont Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan: Summary of Comments and Responses

Vermont Agencies Work Together to Promote Zero-Emission Vehicles (press release) 9/22/2014

Draft Vermont ZEV Action Plan, June 2014

Vermont Climate Cabinet Releases Draft Plan to Promote Zero-Emission Vehicles (press release) 6/9/2014


Multi-State ZEV Action Plan

8 State Alliance Releases Plan to Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road (press release) 5/29/2014

State Zero-Emission Vehicle Programs Memorandum of Understanding

Governor’s Announce Bold Initiative to Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025 (press release) 10/24/2013

See the U.S. Department of Energy "The History of the Electric Car" for a background on EVs.

To learn more about electric vehicles in Vermont, visit


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