After nine months of meetings, the Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council created by Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell has issued its final report on how to promote the use of plug-in vehicles in the state. The list of proposed incentives covers all of the usual bases but doesn't get too specific about anything.
Unsurprisingly, the outline recommends tax incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles by both individuals and businesses as well as a build-out of the infrastructure needed to support those vehicles. The council recommends installing electric charging stations at state-owned locations, places like office buildings, parks, museums and highway rest areas.
Even if all of these recommendations are implemented, the council projects that plug-in vehicles will only account for about five percent of the vehicles on on the road or 25,000 units in the state by 2020. At least it's a start.
[Source: Bristol Press, Connecticut]