Driving State-based EV Adoption
The ”DRIVE Electric USA” (DEUSA) initiative is providing funding and guidance to state partnerships to help them fully build their own statewide “Drive Electric” programs. The purpose of the DEUSA initiative is to break down barriers to accelerating EV education and awareness, engagement, and adoption. We will use our states as great and dissimilar examples of how to successfully build statewide, successful efforts to accelerate the purchase and use of EVs of all sizes by general citizens and fleets.
To fully realize this, project leaders and their partners have been and will continue to educate consumers, utilities, utility regulators, and government officials; engage auto dealers and fleet leaders; conduct corridor and community EV infrastructure planning; and develop local EV chapters. Please visit the “Priority Areas” (PAs) menu to access info about the PAs as well as specific pages related to each PA. All of this is and will occur in each state (or DC) under the banner of a statewide EV initiative, which will be guided by that state’s stakeholders.
Hastening transportation electrification in the USA brings benefits to Americans, including reduced emissions (both greenhouse gas and criteria pollutants), supporting the growth of clean-energy jobs in EV manufacturing and the related Tier 2 and 3 jobs, and developing more equitable transportation solutions for all citizens (not just single-occupancy vehicles – electrified mass transit, bicycles, scooters, ridesharing, and more).