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Connecticut Falling Behind Electric Car Goals

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David Zalubowski
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AP
The electric vehicle logo shines off the fender of a 2019 Bolt at a Chevrolet dealership.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it wants 500,000 electric vehicles on state roadways by 2030.

That announcement is well behind the agency’s earlier pledge to put 150,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025.

The Hartford Business Journal reports 11,000 electric vehicles are registered in the state.

DEEP says Connecticut must meet the new benchmark in order to reduce overall emissions 45% by 2030. 

The state has an electric vehicle rebate program, which offsets car prices by a few thousand dollars.