REVI members are collaborating with local, state and regional groups to prepare for EV integration. By demonstrating market readiness, we continue to encourage automakers to include our areas in their roll-out plans.
In October 2013 the governors of 8 states - California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont - signed a Memorandum of Understanding to take specific actions to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the roads in their states by 2025, along with the refueling infrastructure required to support those vehicles. Zero-emission vehicles include battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel-cell-electric vehicles; the technologies can be applied in passenger cars, trucks, and transit buses.
Below are state updates that illustrate progress being made to establish EVs and EV infrastructure. This information is not a complete listing. Please contact your area REVI member(s) for the latest developments.
All of the state's electric utilities are active REVI members. Connecticut Light & Power (DBA Eversource Energy), The United Illuminating Company and the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC) are partnering on a number of joint initiatives to advance EV transportation.
REVI members in the Commonwealth include National Grid, NSTAR (DBA Eversource Energy), Western Massachusetts Electric Company (DBA Eversource Energy) and the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC).
REVI member National Grid is the utility partner of Project Get Ready’s Rhode Island chapter (PGR RI). In January 2010, Rhode Island became the first state and Providence the first community in the northeast to join Project Get Ready, an initiative led by the nationally-renowned Rocky Mountain Institute. Read press release
Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) doing business as Eversource Energy, has a team of EV subject matter experts to support interested customers.
Maine Clean Communities (MC2) formed an EV stakeholder group and coalition members issued an Electric Vehicle Feasibility Study in the fall of 2011. See details
REVI members stay in touch with peer utilities and other businesses developing robust EV charging infrastructure networks. Here are links to some interesting initiatives from other areas of the U.S.:
From pilot testing of charging station equipment to supporting consumer purchase incentives, REVI utilities are working proactively with policy makers, equipment suppliers and others interested in laying the foundation for EV market success.