SALEM- A bill that would make driving electric vehicles in Oregon more affordable and convenient cleared its final legislative hurdle when the Oregon senate passed House Bill 2165 with a bipartisan vote of 18-10. The bill is now headed to Governor Kate Brown's desk.
Environment Oregon state director Celeste Meiffren-Swango released this statement in response:
"We are excited to see Oregon charging ahead on transportation electrification, which is critical for tackling climate change and ensuring that Oregonians have clean air to breathe.
"To meet Oregon's goals for electric vehicle adoption, Oregonians need to be able to afford them and feel confident getting around their communities and our state. The passage of this bill will help get more Oregonians into electric cars and ensure that all Oregonians can reap the benefits that come along with them.
"We want to extend a special thanks to Governor Kate Brown and legislative leaders Representative Karin Power and Senator Lee Beyer for leading the charge and keeping Oregon moving forward the path to a clean energy future."