Electric Vehicles Highlighted in Oregon Department of Energy’s Grounded Podcast


On the latest episode of Oregon Department of Energy’s Grounded Podcast, The inaugural Biennial Zero Emission Report is discussed in depth with Electric Vehicle Expert Jessica Reichers.

Created by SB 1044, the Biennial Zero Emission Vehicle reports will use existing studies, data, and analysis, and will focus on commercially available, or near-commercially available, ZEV technologies. The report is due September 15 of each odd-numbered year. You can learn more here.

The first Zero Emission Report has just been released and contains some fascinating statistics about how Electric Vehicle adoption is going in Oregon.

“Forty percent of our emissions come from the transportation sector and of that forty percent almost sixty percent of those emissions are just from passenger vehicles alone so when you think about the questions of what can I do to address climate change in my life—driving an electric vehicle is a big deal” says Jessica Reichers, ODOE’s Technology & Policy Manager, on the episode.

Electric Vehicle adoption is a key strategy in Oregon to slow climate change

Thanks to programs such as the electric vehicle rebate for new and used electric vehicles, more Oregonians now have an opportunity to access electric vehicles. But you don’t have to jump in to a purchase without trying it out first if the prospect of an EV still feels new.

“Go out and drive an EV. Dealerships are always doing ride and drives…once you get behind the wheel of one of those babies and won’t look back!” – Jessica Reichers, ODOE’s Technology & Policy Manager

You can listen to learn more about Oregon’s Biennial Zero Emission Report and all things EV by listening to the full podcast here.

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