Energy in Oregon

Zero Emission Vehicles, like electric vehicles or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, drive without emitting harmful greenhouse gases.
ODOE is partnering with other St​ate 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. 

With our partners, we launched Go Electric Oregon – ​a website designed to share milestones toward our ZEV goals, education about electric vehicles and charging, and stories about Oregonians who have made the switch to electric. A Zero Emission Vehicle Interagency Working Group is working to implement the goals. 

EV-Dashboard-Snapshot.pngIn 2020, we published a new Oregon Electric Vehicle Dashboard​, which shows EV trends across the state, including EVs by county, most popular models, charging information, and more. 

ODOE also works with agency partners on a M​ulti-State Zero Emission Vehicle A​ction Plan​ and the international ZEV Alliance agreement. Both plans focus on government agencies leading the way for adopting ZEVs. 

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. 

We also offer guidance to business and government fleets​ that want to make the switch to zero emissions vehicles or other alternative fuels. 

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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Government & Business Fleets​

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