Adopted in 2019, Senate Bill 1044 set bold targets for zero emission vehicle (ZEV) adoption across the state of Oregon, including at least 50,000 registered ZEVs on Oregon roads by the end of 2020; at least 250,000 registered ZEVs on Oregon roads by 2025; and ZEVs representing 90 percent of annual new vehicle sales by 2035. Accessible charging infrastructure is necessary for meeting these targets.
Working with the ODOT Climate Office, the Rocky Mountain Institute, FORTH and HDR, Kittelson is leading a multidisciplinary team to assess transportation electrification charging infrastructure needs and gaps throughout Oregon. With a particular focus on rural areas and disadvantaged communities, the study will emphasize the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) charging infrastructure needs and gaps for light-duty, medium duty, and heavy-duty ZEVs in addition to fleet and micro-mobility considerations. We are also developing a visualization of transportation electrification (TE) activities either underway or in-process in Oregon by agencies, utilities, transit operators, charging companies and other private/non-profit entities.
The outcome of this project will be recommendations for policies and actions that expand charging infrastructure in Oregon to accelerate statewide transportation electrification, and position Oregon to meet its transportation electrification and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.