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Maryland incentivizes push towards electric cars

Joe Biden has been on a streak of moves that help push the electric vehicle space. In August he gave an order that by 2030, half of the cars and trucks sold must be zero-emission. Along with that, this Wednesday he added that the government will be converting 645,000 of its federal fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The reduction of the carbon footprint is one of the priorities of the president.

“The actions and investment required to achieve these goals will protect the environment, drive innovation, spur private sector investment, improve public infrastructure and create new economic opportunity,” Biden noted.

Electric vehicle charging with a graphical user interface, Future EV car concept

According to Zutobi, an international online driving education organization, Maryland ranks seventh among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of adapting to electric vehicles. On a scale of 1 to 10, the statistic counts the number of registered electric vehicles in each state, as well as the proportion of all registered vehicles that are electric and the number of public chargers available.

According to the Pew study, China accounted for 44% of the 10.2 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide, Europe for 31%, and the United States for only 17%. Maryland had 40,587 registered electric vehicles in November, and the state has over 1,00 electric vehicle charging stations.

If Biden’s $2.2 trillion “Build Back Better” package of social investment and climate programs passes Congress, consumers contemplating buying electric vehicles may have even more reason to do so. Because the measure includes a tax credit for the purchase of an electric car, this is the case. Maryland has made it a priority to work with other states to achieve a net-zero objective for automobile emissions on a national level. According to a message from the organization, Maryland joined a task force with California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont to “organize activities to promote and assure the effective implementation of our Zero-Emission Vehicle programs.”

Lewis, the chairman of Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, cited rising petrol costs as one of the most significant potential cost savings when acquiring an electric vehicle.

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