WASHINGTON, DC, NOVEMBER 21 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) praised the Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) efforts to incentivize the purchase and deployment of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). At the Connecticut International Auto Show, representatives from Global Automakers, the state DEEP and the Connecticut Automotive Trades Association met to discuss the latest in automotive green technologies and strategies to get them into the hands of consumers.
“We are pleased to see the state of Connecticut’s proactive approach to exploring various ways to do its part to help build a robust national market for electric and hydrogen-powered cars,” said David Bauer, Global Automakers State Relations Manager. “Starting the dialogue about how to encourage consumers to buy zero emission vehicles through various state incentives is a great start.”
Connecticut is part of an eight state partnership of northeast states, Oregon and California that have jointly agreed to take actions leading to a cumulative 3.3 million ZEVs on the road in the eight signatory states by 2025. These states also are working on their own action plans to address unique market challenges to the sale of ZEVs, such as consumer preferences, incentives, codes and standards, fueling/charging infrastructure, weather and topography.
“Getting the marketplace ready to support ZEVs is a shared responsibility and automakers are already making huge investments in developing the technologies,” said Bauer. “We look forward to continuing the dialogue with Connecticut to support their efforts on their action plan.”
The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.