How Arizona ranks for electric vehicle-friendly policies

Posted at 8:53 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 10:53:17-05

In a first-of-its-kind report, Arizona landed in the middle of the pack among states regarding adopting policies to enable the use of electric vehicles.

The Grand Canyon State ranked No. 25 out of 50 states for creating policies that remove barriers for households and fleet owners to purchase and use electric vehicles, according to a report released Wednesday by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

Policies could include offering incentives to buy EVs, adding more charging options and setting lower electric rates at preferred charging times.

Transportation is responsible for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and many states have started implementing policies to make electric vehicles more accessible for people and businesses to use in replacement of gas vehicles, according to the report.

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