NASEO and Cadmus released the Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Policy Impact Rubric, a tool that enables jurisdictions to self-assess the strength of their light-duty PEV policies. The Rubric is a four-page, easy-to-use guide that divides PEV policies into 13 “Policy Categories” that fall into three tiers based on their impact on light-duty PEV adoption. Among the most impactful, “Tier 1” policies are vehicle purchase incentives and vehicle adoption standards, followed by “Tier 2” and “Tier 3” policies exemplified by policy approaches such as EV charging station installation support and education and awareness campaigns, respectively. While the Rubric places the greatest weight on high-impact “Tier 1” policies, “Tier 2” and “Tier 3” policies can be used in combination to meaningfully advance PEV adoption, reflecting a diversity of pathways policymakers can consider for their own states and communities. The Rubric is intended for state agencies, such as State Energy Offices, local governments, utilities, and other stakeholders who are interested in supporting light-duty vehicle electrification.
NASEO members are invited to participate in a webinar on March 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET to review key findings from the Rubric, and for a demonstration of ways State Energy Offices and others can use the rubric to assess the strength of their jurisdiction’s policies, and explore ways that different combinations of policies may help them achieve their state’s light-duty EV goals. Please contact Cassie Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration information.