Maryland joined seven other states in forming a task force to ensure the successful implementation of the Zero Emission Vehicles program. The ZEV program is part of the California Clean Cars Program that Maryland adopted in 2007. It requires vehicle manufacturers to begin selling an increasing number of ZEVs in the state. Maryland has a goal of having 60,000 ZEVs on the road by 2020 and 300,000 ZEVs on the road by 2025 and our work with the other ZEVs states will help build the market needed to sustain this goal.
To learn more about the Multi-State ZEV Task Force please visit this website: http://zevstates.us/
Maryland, along with 14 other states and the District of Columbia, signed an agreement to increase the implementation of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in an effort to reduce harmful emissions. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by Governor Larry Hogan, the signatory States agree to collaborate to increase the number of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in pursuit of a goal of all sales of these vehicles being zero-emission by 2050. MDE, along with the Maryland Department of Transportation, and the Maryland Energy Administration will work closely with motor carriers, environmental and public health experts, communities that are near heavy-duty freight corridors, and other stakeholders to develop a balanced and market-driven approach to cleaner trucking.
On November 13th and 17th, 2020, The Maryland Departments of Environment, Transportation, and The Maryland Energy Administration hosted two webinars to discuss the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU and Clean Truck Planning Framework. A copy of our introductory presentation can be found here: MHD ZEV Webinar.pdf.