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This is one of ten outcomes to make measurable progress toward achieving our strategic priorities

What Does this Outcome Mean?

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation is one of the key ways to curb pollution and fight climate change, and electric vehicles are the best way to reach that goal. But EVs need a convenient and reliable charging network to entice drivers to buy them. That's where ODOT comes in: we can support that charging network through investments, technical expertise, and driver education.

Our Actions: How We'll Get There

  • 2023: Develop and pursue a plan to address electric vehicle charging infrastructure gaps.
  • 2022: Identify funding sources to support broader transportation electrification.
  • 2023: Implement Oregon National EV Infrastructure Program.
  • 2023: Continue funding EV infrastructure investments.

How Will We Measure Our Success?

By the end of 2023, triple the number of electric vehicles on Oregon's roads.

By the end of 2025, expand statewide electric vehicle charging infrastructure by ten percent.

Our Progress So Far 

Oregonians continue to make the switch to electric vehicles. There are more than 50,000 registered zero emission vehicles right now, a 43% increase since January 2021.

We're developing a 5-year light duty zero emission vehicle (ZEV) deployment strategy, and two electric vehicle charging planning tools.

The Oregon Transportation Commission committed $100 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

You can use Oregon Department of Energy's Electric Vehicle Dashboard (see below) to get the latest data on EV numbers, charging station locations, and more.