Zero Emission Vehicles, like electric vehicles or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, drive without emitting harmful greenhouse gases.
ODOE is partnering with other State of Oregon agencies to implement Executive Order 17-21
, an initiative to accelerate ZEV adoption in our state. The EO includes a bold goal: at least 50,000 registered zero emission vehicles on Oregon roads by the end of 2020.
In Oregon, ZEVs are, for the most part, all-electric plug-in or plug-in hybrid models. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are also considered ZEVs, but Oregon does not yet have fueling infrastructure for those types of vehicles.
ODOE's leadership and expertise has helped increase the availability of electric vehicle chargers in the state. Now, EV drivers can access chargers
down the entire length of the I-5 corridor.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality offers rebates on purchases and leases of EVs that operate with zero emissions. More information is available on the DEQ website
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