Electric Vehicles

Governors are leading the charge on electric and alternative fuel vehicles. As states and territories look to implement the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and expand electric and alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure, this page will serve to promote their work and highlight partnerships and developments in the public and private sector.

State Resources

Transportation electrification is growing across the country, and Governors are taking steps to advance electric vehicle (EV) adoption, including the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure plans. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s (IIJA) National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program will help further these efforts by providing funding for states to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. Click on the map below to see links to websites with information about state plans.

NGA Resources

Governors Discuss Implementing The IIJA With Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
A look at the discussion Governors had with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on implementing the historic bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at NGA's 2022 Winter Meeting. by Thomas Curtin, ...
Infrastructure Investments: EV Growth And Expansion
At the 2022 NGA Winter Meeting the Economic Recovery and Revitalization Task Force held a discussion on the intersection of private industry and public policy to further EV adoption including ...
The Road Ahead:  Planning for Electric Vehicles by Managing Grid Interactions
This paper includes recommendations to help Governors meet their EV goals and provides strategies that can improve the interplay between EVs and the electric grid. (View/Download) Executive Summary Transportation electrification ...
Virtual State Policy Summit: Electric Vehicle Grid Integration
This three-day summit on electric vehicle grid integration allowed for governors’ policy staff to hear from experts and one another on the latest solutions, engage in peer-to-peer sharing, and discuss ...
Planning for State Transportation Revenue  in a Coming Era of  Electric Vehicles
(View/Download) Executive Summary States face a grave transportation funding situation: Revenues are not keeping pace with needs as vital infrastructure assets reach the end of their designed life cycle and ...
White Paper Spotlights Actions by Governors to Lead the Way on Electrification of Transportation Governors are supporting a variety of policies to encourage greater use of electric vehicles, but many ...
Governors and states more broadly are pivotal in the ongoing transformation of the transportation sector to one that is increasingly electrified. The transition necessitates decisions regarding a wide range of ...
Governor 1

“South Carolina is leading the charge in the electric vehicle revolution.”

Governor Henry McMaster
Governor 2

“We know that electric vehicles are the way of the future, and Kentucky is going to be at the center of that transition.”

Governor Andy Beshear
Governor 3

“It’s crucial that we ensure Utah’s energy future is secure, innovative, and reliable in order to maintain our high quality of life and robust economy.”

Governor Spencer Cox
Governor 4

“I’m proud that my administration is doing everything in its power to make the transition to electric vehicles more financially feasible and practical for working families across the state.”

Governor Phil Murphy
Governor 5

“It’s important that motorists be able to charge their vehicles when traveling along the interstate and other major highways in Alabama.”

Governor Kay Ivey
Governor 6

“Our partnership will enable the Midwest to lead on electric vehicle adoption, reduce carbon emissions, spur innovation, and create good-paying jobs.”

Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Governor 7

“In Vermont, we have made substantial investments in EV infrastructure and incentives to make them more affordable. Now, Vermont will be the first state whose governor’s official vehicle is all-electric.”

Governor Phil Scott
Governor 8

“By expanding the network of charging stations, our state is making electric vehicles a reality for more people, helping them save money on fuel costs, and protecting our environment from harmful carbon emissions.”

Governor Janet Mills
Governor 9

“I’m proud to partner with our neighboring states to put the Midwest region on the leading edge of providing the charging infrastructure needed to futureproof our transportation network and meet the demand as rapid adoption of electric vehicles continues.”

Governor Eric Holcomb
Governor 10

“The future is electric, and we’re making it easier and cheaper than ever before to go electric.”

Governor Gavin Newsom