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Oregon reaches halfway point to 50,000 electric vehicles

As of Aug. 1, Oregon had more than 26,000 registered electric vehicles form plug-in hybrids to all-electric models.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 10:15 AM
Updated: Aug 23, 2019 12:33 PM

SALEM, Ore. – Gov. Kate Brown is applauding Oregonians on reaching the halfway point to the state’s goal for reducing carbon emissions.

Almost two year’s ago, Brown signed an executive order to have 50,000 electric vehicles registered by 2020.

As of Aug. 1, Oregon had more than 26,000 registered electric vehicles form plug-in hybrids to all-electric models.

“Our changing climate demands that we meet our carbon reduction goals, and we know that transitioning away from fossil fuels through the use of electric vehicles will help us get there,” Brown said. “The transportation sector, which accounts for almost 40 percent of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions, is ripe for innovation. (Electric vehicles) represent an enormous opportunity to join the vanguard while making an impact at a statewide level, and I am so pleased to see that we are on our way.”

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