PGE Continues to Lead the Charge on Electric Transportation with New Plan
This announcement follows the approval of PGE's
Transportation Electrification Plan by the
"An electrified transportation system is critical to a carbon-free
economy, and the approval of our plan is a big step in that direction,"
PGE's Transportation Electrification Plan is a transformative strategy that outlines the path toward decarbonizing the electric transportation system. Specifically, the plan includes:
Partnership with TriMet to enable Oregon's first all-electric bus
route: PGE will install and manage six bus charging stations,
creating an infrastructure to support an entirely electric bus route
Beaverton. The partnership also enables TriMet to purchase an additional electric bus.
Electric Avenuecharging stations expanding to six locations: The charging stations will be strategically located across PGE's service area so, like a gas station, drivers have reliable access to efficient charging options.
- Three-year outreach and technical assistance to support customers interested in transitioning to electric vehicles: Outreach will include technical assistance to builders, commercial and industrial customers, and hosting ride-and-drive events to expose more Oregonians to the opportunities to adopt an electrified mode of travel.
"Our innovative partnership with PGE allows us to not only test
clean-running electric buses, but thanks to their support, we are able
to expand this test fleet from four to five buses," said TriMet's
Interim General Manager
Approval of PGE's plan follows Gov. Kate Brown's executive order issued
"I'm pleased to see this plan was approved," said
PGE will provide regular updates on each project and additional
information about its commitment to leading
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