Maine. State of Maine. ME. state impacts global automakers.


Maine is one of two states, along with New Jersey, that has requirements in place for ZEV sales, but did not sign onto a 2013 multi-state commitment to building a ZEV market.

EV Sales

  • 1.2% of new ZEV vehicles sold CY 2018
  • 799 ZEVs sold CY 2018
  • 2,473 ZEVs sold since 2011
  • 254 BEV sold CY 2018
  • 545 PHEV sold CY 2018

Vehicle Sales in Maine

New ZEV sales in CY 2018 were up by 114% compared to 2017. Last year, 799 new ZEVs were sold.
To date, Maine's progress toward meeting the 2025 ZEV sales requirement has reached 3.8%.
1.2% of all new vehicles sold in Maine in CY 2018 were ZEV versus 6.3% in California, and 1.5% nationwide.

Laws & Incentives

States offer a variety of incentives for zero emission vehicles, including vehicle rebates or tax credit, electric vehicle charging station incentives, workplace charging programs, special high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) or high-occupancy toll (HOT) lane access, and/or fleet purchasing requirements.

Visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) of the U.S. Department of Energy for lists of state-specific laws and incentives.

ZEVs are zero emission vehicles and include battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Source: IHS Automotive Vehicle Registration Data

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