A group of clean energy, business, and public health advocates are pressing the state to adopt California’s rules to cut auto emissions and boost electric vehicle sales.
The federally funded Michigan-to-Montana Alternative Fuel Corridor has coordinated electric vehicle charging and compressed natural gas fueling stations along the corridor.
Public charging stations are most heavily concentrated in the city’s more affluent neighborhoods, while many communities on the South and West side have none.
The next round of grants from the state’s Volkswagen emissions-cheating settlement includes new criteria to award charging with local clean energy.
A Charlottesville nonprofit group says point-of-sale rebates and inventory requirements for dealers could help the commonwealth catch up with its neighbor.