PEV-Specific Measures for Transportation Infrastructure Funding
The gap between available transportation funding and what’s needed has been growing nationwide. (See C2ES’s brief on federal transportation reauthorization program for more information.)
States must balance measures to reduce transportation’s effects on the environment, through for example, programs such as electric vehicle incentives, with the need to provide transportation infrastructure funding. Most of this funding comes from user fees including motor fuels taxes. Most of this funding comes from user fees including motor fuels taxes.
Available evidence suggests electric vehicles will have a very small effect on transportation funding in the near term. As a result, the PEV Dialogue Group recommends that states enact revenue collection plans before electric vehicle adoption noticeably affects revenues, when technically feasible, and without stunting the growth of the electric vehicle market.
This map documents activity by states to recover transportation infrastructure revenue from electric vehicles. Much of the data comes from the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuel Data Center.
- See the PEV Action Tool for more information about activities by state transportation departments to promote electric vehicles and fund transportation infrastructure.
- PEV Integration with Electrical Grid: Policies to inform electric utilities about electric vehicle purchases, statewide building code policies related to electric vehicles, and vehicle-to-grid pilot projects.
- PEV Electricity Pricing by Time-Of-Use (TOU): Electric utilities offering pricing rates attractive to electric vehicles.
- Who Can Own/Operate a Charging Station: State regulations about the ownership and operation of electric vehicle charging stations.
Last updated: February 11, 2014