FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2020
Noah Barnes, Plug In America
Plug In America applauds Nevada for its commitment to clean cars
CARSON CITY – On Monday, June 22, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and his administration announced the start of the rulemaking process that will eventually lead to Nevada adopting the Clean Car standards, which includes the zero-emission vehicle standard (ZEV standard). To date, eleven states have adopted this program, with Minnesota, New Mexico and Washington state soon to follow with full adoption of the program as well.
In response, Plug In America Executive Director Joel Levin said: “Clean air is important to Nevadans. Transportation is a major contributor of air pollution, putting our public health at risk. Today’s announcement will make it easier for Nevada residents to switch to clean plug-in electric vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions and will improve the air quality for all Nevadans. Electric vehicles are not only better for our air, but they’re also easier to maintain and are more fun to drive. We are very pleased that more Nevadans will be able to experience the many benefits of driving electric!”
The ZEV standard is a critical policy driver in accelerating adoption of these clean vehicles. There are currently more than 40 makes and models of electric vehicles (EVs) available to consumers in states that have adopted the ZEV standard, but nowhere near as many available to Nevadans. Adoption of this policy will lead to increased consumer choice in Nevada.
Policy Director Katherine Stainken said: “Electric vehicles are a win-win-win for Nevada. EVs save consumers money on fuel and maintenance costs – dollars that can be invested back into local economies and small businesses. On average, EVs save consumers and fleet operators about $770 a year in fuel costs per vehicle.”
About Plug In America
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org