Portland ponders electric vehicles

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Portland City Council is considering a plan that would support electric vehicles.

The plan would include buying electric vehicles for the city's fleet, educating the public about electric vehicle tax incentives, and create jobs related to electric vehicles, among other changes.

The plan hinges on the premise that, in order to meet emission-reduction goals outlined in the Climate Action Plan adopted by the city last year, electric vehicles must be successful in Portland. The plan estimates that 13 percent of all non-commercial vehicle miles traveled on Portland's roads in 2030 will need to be in electric vehicles.

The plan comprises eight steps that Mayor Sam Adams will recommend that the Portland Development Commission, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the Bureau of Development Services and the city's fleet services bureau take action on.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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