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Road Map to More Electric Vehicles in N.C.


​​​​​Gov. Roy Cooper's ​​​​​​​​​​Executive Order No. 80, “North Carolina’s Commitment to Address Climate Change and Transition to a Clean Energy Economy,” calls for the number of “zero-emission vehicles,” or ZEVs, to total at least 80,000 in North Carolina by 2025.

The order directed the N.C. Department of Transportation to develop a ZEV strategic plan to achieve this goal. 

Following a public comment period, final plan  was released on Sept. 26, 2019. The plan is based on broad research and input. Under it, the state will pursue a variety of tactics, including using public education campaigns and evaluating policy recommendations, to seek to achieve the governor’s goal.  

Visit this page to learn how NCDOT is addr​​​​essing climate change and seeking to achieve cleaner energy.  ​​​

Current Progress​

​T​​he current rate of ZEV adoption can be viewed in the graph below.​​

See Monthly Registrations by County​

Future Efforts

NCDOT will continue coordination with local transit agencies. Phase 2 is expected to be completed in 2020 with some steps completed by early 2021.

Future efforts will also include such tasks as finalizing efforts to establishing alternative fuel corridors that support zero-emission vehicles and preparing a mid-point ZEV program review.​

10/7/2021 3:39 PM