Oregon wants to boost number of electric vehicles on roads

Both the state and the federal government have a number of cost-saving programs to try to entice people to go electric.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon surpassed an electric vehicle (EV) milestone over the summer, with 50,000 registered electric vehicles on the road, according to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

The state’s new goal is to increase that number by five-fold and get an additional 250,000 EVs on streets in just three years.

Ellen Valarida works for Uber. Like people around the U.S. and in Oregon, she felt the financial impact of rising gas prices over the past couple of months.


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