Electric Vehicles And U.S. State Governments: A State By State Comparison

EVs & Government: A State By State Comparison

Shruti Vaidyanathan, transportation program director for ACEEE, offers insights.

GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Electric Vehicles and U.S. State Governments: A State by State Comparison” features Shruti Vaidyanathan, transportation program director, ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy). She oversees research on vehicle efficiency and system-wide transportation efficiency. Her work has most recently focused on passenger and freight mobility best practices at the state and local levels and the role of emerging mobility options and autonomous vehicles in sustainable urban transportation systems.

In this 10-minute Audio Interview, Vaidyanathan discusses these questions:

  • What is ACEEE is and why did you write this report  
  • What were the main trends you found across the country? 
  • What are some of the specific kinds of policies that you scored these states on? How did you pick them, and, what makes you confident those policies are making a difference in getting more people and businesses to choose electric vehicles? 
  • There’s a lot of excitement about electric vehicles, with some states even talking about requiring all new cars to be electric by 2035. Where do you see this going?

About Shruti Vaidyanathan

Shruti Vaidyanathan oversees research on vehicle efficiency and system-wide transportation efficiency. She has 10 years of experience in transportation efficiency issues and her work has most recently focused on passenger and freight mobility best practices at the state and local levels and the role of emerging mobility options and autonomous vehicles in sustainable urban transportation systems.

Shruti holds a Master of Science in public policy and management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and environmental studies from Grinnell College. She joined ACEEE in 2007.

Click here to listen to the Audio Interview.

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