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Transportation Electrification Infrastructure Needs Analysis

The TEINA study will highlight gaps in electrical vehicle charging infrastructure and propose solutions to help accelerate widespread transportation electrification in Oregon.

About the project

The ODOT Climate Office, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Energy, is undertaking the Transportation Electrification Infrastructure Needs Analysis study to identify the charging needs and gaps across Oregon.

Convenient, accessible charging infrastructure is a critical driver in accelerating the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and other types of electric transportation (such as electric buses, delivery vans, freight trucks and e-bikes) and to achieve the state's greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, particularly in the transportation sector. Governor Brown's Executive Order 20-04 directs ODOT to lead this study, in collaboration with other agencies and entities.

  • ​Highlight charging infrastructure needs for light-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in support of the statewide adoption targets for 2025, 2030, and 2035 included in Senate Bill 1044​.
  • Provide a near-term and long-term high-level overview of the charging infrastructure needs for other vehicle classes and use types, ranging from medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses to e-bikes and e-scooters.
  • Develop a vision of the charging infrastructure needed to meet Oregon's transportation electrification (TE) goals over the next 15 years.
  • Assess the unique needs for charging infrastructure to support transportation electrification in all parts of the state.
  • Propose policy options and identify ways to expand charging infrastructure in Oregon to accelerate statewide transportation electrification.
  • Position Oregon to develop an overall ZEV charging infrastructure strategy that can inform development of EV charging infrastructure in Oregon and support the state in meeting its transportation electrification and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.​

  • ​2020: 50,000 registered ZEVs
  • 2025: 250,000 registered ZEVs &
    ​25% of new state agency light-duty fleet vehicle purchases and leases are ZEVs where feasible
  • 2029: all new state agencylight-duty fleet vehicle purchases and leases are ZEVs where feasible
  • 2030: at least 25% of registered vehicles are ZEVs &
    at least 50% of new vehicles sold annually are ZEVs
  • 2035: at least 90% of new vehicles sold annually are ZEVs


Next meetings:

  • March 9, 2021
  • May 11, 2021
Check back for meeting materials and additional details!

Advisory group

Our advisory group will guide the analysis of public electric vehicle charging infrastructure needs. Advisory group members represent utilities, local governments, nonprofit groups and the auto industry. The group will meet four times during the study beginning in November 2020.

Advisory group roles, responsibilities and meeting guidelines

Public comment

The public can make comments during a public comment period or provide written comments to Zechariah Heck before each meeting. Comments received by 1:00 p.m. the business day before the meeting will be shared with advisory group members at the meeting. All written comments received will be added to the meeting record.



Mary Brazell, Project Manager
 (503) 986-3839

Matt Noble, Media
 (503) 779-9868

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Additional information

For Americans with Disabilities Act or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/ interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY (800) 735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

What's that acronym?

ICE: Internal-combustion engine; runs on gasoline.

ZEV: Zero-emissions vehicle.

PHEV: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle; runs on electricity, then switches to gas.

EV: Electric vehicle; can refer to all-electric or plug-in hybrid.

BEV: Battery electric vehicle; all-electric plug-in.

TZEV: Transitional ZEV; plug-in hybrid.

BEVX: BEV that also has gas-powered range extender engine technology.

FCEV: Fuel cell EV; vehicles use hydrogen to produce electricity.

Source: Oregon Department of Energy’s 2018 Biennial Energy Report

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