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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.

  • 0.62% of new ZEV vehicles sold YTD 2017
  • 13,708 total new vehicle sales YTD 2017
  • 85 ZEVs sold YTD 2017
  • 1,291 ZEVs sold since 2011
  • 11 BEV sold YTD 2017
  • 74 PHEV sold YTD 2017
  • 0 FCEV sold YTD 2017
  • ZEV State

Maine ZEV Progress Toward 2025

Between model years 2018 and 2025, the ZEV sales mandate will cumulatively require auto manufacturers to sell 65,000 in Maine, regardless of market conditions, infrastructure availability, technology advances, or comparable greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from internal combustion engine vehicles. To date, Maine's progress toward meeting the 2025 requirement has reached 2%.

New ZEV Sales Volume

New ZEV sales in 2016 were up by 30% compared to 2015. So far this year, 85 new ZEVs have been sold.

Market Share

0.62% of all new vehicles sold in Maine YTD 2017 were ZEV versus 4.90% in California, and 1.10% 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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