Preparing Vermont’s cities and towns for the transition to electric vehicles
The electrification of personal vehicles is underway. Municipalities must take action now to
both accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by their citizens and to prepare for the inevitable market shift and make the transition as easy as possible for all Vermonters. There are a number of policies and incentives that cities and towns can implement to prepare for and catalyze EV adoption, however very few municipalities are integrating these policies into laws, rules, and town plans. Vermont cities and towns need clear guidance—through a policy roadmap or guide, and through coordination with regional planning commissions and local community organizations—to integrate EV-ready policies at the municipal scale.