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Virginia EV Policy

The Electrification Coalition conducts policy work in Virginia to advance the deployment and adoption of electric vehicles and development of charging infrastructure.

Virginia EV Policy Landscape

Virginia has taken steps to support an electrified transportation future, with coordinated action by the state government, local governments, the private sector, utilities, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders. Key policy opportunities in the next couple of years include decisions in utility rate cases that impact EVs, decisions on additional allocations of the $90 million awarded to Virginia in VW Settlement funds, and legislative decisions on incentives and building codes.

Learn more about the policies, strategies, and partners can help Virginia accelerate electrification in our Virginia EV Policy Landscape. This document reflects input from a wide range of on-the-ground stakeholders and builds upon the insights of previous roadmaps and guidance documents, including those developed by the EC. It reviews transportation’s current impacts to public health, safety, and the economy, and it identifies a set of high-impact areas of engagement.

Virginia EV Policy Bootcamp

We brought together a robust group of EV policymakers, industry experts, and advocates in September 2020 for a day-long intensive discussion about how to accelerate EV adoption in Virginia.

The Virginia EV Policy Bootcamp included keynote addresses and presentations from the following speakers:

  • Admiral John Harvey, member of Securing America’s Future Energy’s Energy Security Leadership Council and former Virginia Secretary of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs and 31st Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
  • Chris Bast, Chief Deputy Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  •  Ramon-Partida-Lopez, Legal Counsel, Environmental Equity at The Greenlining Institute, discussed how to address equity in EV deployment and charging infrastructure development
  • Dr. Neelu Tummala, Steering Committee Member for Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action, discussed how EVs can improve air quality and public health
  • Representatives from Virginia Clean Cities, Volvo, General Motors, Tesla, Electrify America, the Rocky Mountain Institute, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

Session topics included updates on the national EV market, manufacturers’ perspectives on vehicle technology and policy pathways, how Virginia cities are accelerating EVs, and policy gaps on charging infrastructure.

Presentation Slides