have motors that run on a rechargeable battery instead of traditional petroleum-based fuels. These motors are about three times more efficient than traditional internal combustion engines and more torque for acceleration. Electric car technology improves each year, with added battery life and faster charging. Models can now go as many as 200 miles or more on a single charge.
Alternative fuel vehicles like hybrids, plug-ins, and all-electric models produce far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional cars.
Other federal, local, or utility programs may offer incentives
for electric cars. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is developing a program that will offer rebates on purchases and leases of EVs that operate with zero emissions. More information is available on the DEQ website