Gov. John Kitzhaber joined leaders from seven other states in calling for 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles to be added to the road in the next 12 years.
The eight states comprise nearly 25 percent of the American vehicle market. Oregon will participate in the program in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance air quality and public health, save consumers money and urge economic growth.
“This initiative fulfills so many of Oregon’s goals and will spur the kind of innovation that supports a healthy and vibrant economy,” said Kitzhaber in a release. “Not only will it help reduce transportation-related air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, it also enhances our state’s energy diversity, gives Oregon consumers more options, and helps move Oregon’s 10-Year Energy Action Plan forward.”
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.