Informational Meeting on Oregon’s EV Charging Proposal for VW Settlement Funds

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Oregon Department of Energy and the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division, is requesting public comment on a proposal to consider using a portion of the Volkswagen diesel settlement allotted to Oregon to support the state’s policy of electrifying the transportation sector. The proposal complements and extends current efforts in Oregon for Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure in Oregon. The VW Settlement decree allows up to 15 percent of each state’s allocation – in Oregon this is approximately $10.9 million – to be used to develop and maintain EV charging stations. The Oregon Legislature must act to approve future uses of VW Settlement funds in Oregon. This process will inform further consideration by the Legislature of future project activity.

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