Quotes

“Norway has done a lot to spur the electric vehicle market domestically. We see working together with other proactive governments as a key to a global transition to an electric fleet. The problem of climate change is clearly global, and we see electric vehicles as one of the important global climate solutions”

Jens Frølich Holthe

Political Advisor to Norway’s Minister for Environment

“Deployment of ZEVs is one of Quebec’s main strategies to reduce its carbon footprint in the transportation sector. It also represents interesting opportunities for Quebec businesses which have a solid expertise on EV batteries, electric motorization, charging stations and other components of ZEVs.”

David Heurtel

Quebec’s minister for sustainable development, the environment and the fight against climate change

“Limiting the impact of climate change is only possible if we transition to cleaner, more energy efficient vehicles. We’re very pleased to be joining with many of the leaders in this growing market, and we look forward to working with them to put more drivers at the wheel of zero-emission vehicles”

Matthew Rodriquez

California Secretary for Environmental Protection

“Connecticut recognizes that in order to reach our 2050 greenhouse gas reduction targets we will have to address the contribution of mobile sources to our emissions — which is just over 40 percent — by transforming our vehicle fleet. We are eager to work with California and our international partners to address climate change and transform the global vehicle market to zero-emission options for future generations — and Connecticut remains committed to building out our publicly available electric vehicle charging infrastructure and incentivizing the purchase of plug-in vehicles through direct consumer rebates.”

Robert Klee

Connecticut Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection

“Zero emission vehicles can deliver big gains for our environment and economy. Maryland embraces opportunities for environmental progress through expanded markets, stronger partnerships, and affordable options for consumers and infrastructure planners.”

Ben Grumbles

Maryland Secretary of the Environment

“Vermont is pleased to join the International ZEV Alliance because of our commitment to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and because we know that this goal can best be achieved by working in partnership with other governments as well as with the private sector. A major source of carbon pollution in Vermont comes from our transportation sector, and electric vehicles are the cleanest cars on our roads today. Accelerating the adoption of ZEVs by Vermonters is essential for meeting our state’s climate and clean energy goals, reducing air pollution, and insulating our economy from future volatility in oil prices.”

Deb Markowitz

Vermont Secretary of Natural Resources

“These governments have been crucial to early adoption of electric vehicles. Each government has helped grow the early market with a mix of financial and non-financial incentives, vehicle policy, consumer awareness and outreach, and the installation of a charging infrastructure”

Nic Lutsey

International Council on Clean Transportation, ZEV Alliance secretariat