Supported by a $994,500 U.S. Department of Energy Electric Vehicle Readiness Grant to New York's Energy Research and Development Authority, officials from the District of Columbia and 10 states — Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. — have joined forces to plan and install charging stations throughout the Northeast, as well as attract public and private investment in clean vehicle infrastructure.

President Obama has called for 1 million plug-in vehicles to hit U.S. streets by 2015. The Northeast Electric Vehicle Network's goal is to contribute 20% of that number (200,000). Currently, the Northeast has about 6%.