Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Commission

The ZEV Commission works to support the zero emission vehicle adoption in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs coordinates a wide range of program activities at the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Energy Resources, Department of Public Utilities as well as other agencies (such as MassDOT and agencies setting related codes and standards).  Our goal is to spur zero emission vehicle adoption in Massachusetts. Zero emission vehicles or ZEVs include battery, plug-in and fuel cell electric cars, vans and buses.

The Zero Emission Vehicle Commission

The Commission was established in 2015 to recommend policies to expand access to electric and fuel cell vehicle infrastructure and to encourage the purchase and lease of these vehicles. Members of the Commission worked with the Massachusetts legislature to pass "An Act Promoting Zero Emission Vehicle Adoption".

Meetings of the Zero Emission Vehicle Commission

ZEV Commission Meeting #16 – March 28, 2023

Meeting 16 Agenda (posted on: March 24, 2023 at 10:49 am)  

ZEV Commission Meeting #15 – October 21, 2022

ZEV Commission Meeting #14 – April 15, 2022

ZEV Commission Meeting #13 – July 23, 2021

July 30, 2021, Meeting 13 Agenda (posted on: July 27, 2021 at 2:58 pm)  
Postponed to July 30th  Meeting 13 Agenda (posted on: July 22, 2021 at 2:50 pm)  

ZEV Commission Meeting #12 – May 5, 2021

Meeting 12 Agenda (posted on: May 3, 2021 at 12:50 pm)  

ZEV Commission Meeting #11 – February 12, 2021

Meeting 11 Agenda (posted on: February 10, 2021 at 10:30 am)  

ZEV Commission Meeting #10 – October 13, 2020

Meeting 10 Agenda (posted on: October 8, 2020 at 3:45 pm)  

ZEV Commission Meeting #9 – June 25, 2020

Meeting 9 Agenda (posted on: June 23, 2020 at 11:32 am) Draft Meeting 8 Minutes
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ZEV Commission Meeting #8 – June 24, 2019, One Winter Street, Boston, Second Floor Conference Rooms

ZEV Commission Meeting #7 – September 27, 2018, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, Second Floor Conference Rooms C-D

ZEV Commission Meeting #6 – June 26, 2018, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, Conference Rooms C-D

ZEV Commission Meeting #5 – May 17, 2018, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, Conference Rooms C-D

ZEV Commission Meeting #4 – November 7, 2017, 1 Winter Street, Boston, Conference Rooms A-C

ZEV Commission Meeting #3 – July 28, 2016

ZEV Commission Meeting #2 – November 18, 2015

ZEV Commission Meeting #1 – August 31, 2015 

Multi State ZEV Taskforce

Since the transportation sector accounts for over 40% of the emissions associated with climate change, clean vehicles contribute greatly to the greenhouse gas reduction goals of our Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) and implementation of Governor Charlie Baker’s Executive Order 569, “An Order Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth". Massachusetts joined seven other states to drive consumer and fleet awareness and adoption of clean ZEVs from coast to coast.  These states released a collaborative plan to develop infrastructure, coordinate policies and standards and report progress at the ZEV states website.  Massachusetts committed to the bold goal of 300,000 ZEVS registered in the state by 2025.

Electric Vehicle Task Force

A Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Task Force met in 2014 and recommended a number of action items that resulted in the MOR-EV vehicle rebate program, Massachusetts Clean Cities public infrastructure installations as well as grant programs for charging at workplaces and public locations.


An important part of our outreach strategy is to arrange for opportunities to drive ZEVs. ZEV test drive events are a proven, effective mechanism for driving vehicle adoption and systematically growing the market. The Mass Drive Clean campaign was the first statewide test drive program to help educate consumers about the specific benefits of these vehicles, and experience the fun and performance of ZEVS. The 2015 and 2016 Campaign results report illustrates that over 80%  of drivers report their overall opinion of an EV is better than before their test drive. With over 70%  saying they were more likely to purchase an EV after their drive, we have found that 12.5% purchased or leased a ZEV within 6 months. Partnering with Plug In America, more events occurred in 2017 and are being planned for 2018. If interested in participating or partnering with this highly successful program – contact Plug In America.

Workplace charging benefits employees, companies and our communities and a Massachusetts Drive Clean Workplace Charging Guide is available to help assess, design and operate a successful and cost effective workplace charging network.


If you have any questions or suggestions related to zero emission vehicles feel free to contact Daniel Gatti at 617-626-1143 or

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