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 80,000 in North Carolina by 2025. A ZEV is defined as an electric-powered vehicle that never emits exhaust. (Learn more about how the N.C. Department of Transportation is
addressing climate change and seeking to achieve cleaner energy
Below is a timeline of how NCDOT will seek to achieve the goal set forth in the executive order.
Phase 1: Initial Development
|January 2019||Develop multidisciplinary team|
|February to March 2019||Further develop plan and need for public|
|April to May 2019||Technical analysis; review of economic costs and environmental benefits|
|May to June 2019||Draft action plan completed|
|July to August 2019||Statewide public comment on draft action plan|
|September 2019||Revised action plan based on public comment|
|October 2019||Final action plan submitted to governor|
*Future dates are subject to change
Phase 2 will include such tasks as coordinating with local transit agencies and reviewing funding options for NCDOT to buy zero-emission vehicles. Phase 2 is expected to be completed in 2020 with some steps completed by early 2021.
Phase 3 will include such tasks as finalizing efforts to establishing alternative fuel corridors that support zero-emission vehicles and preparing a mid-point ZEV program review.
Details on timelines for these phases will be established at a later date. NCDOT will submit annual progress reports toward the end of each year, starting in 2020.