Portland’s Climate Action Plan provides a road map to reduce carbon emissions 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050. Land use planning, transportation policies and investments are among the most important strategies to address climate change. In Portland, the transportation of goods and people accounts for nearly 40 percent of local carbon emissions. Shifting from gasoline and diesel to lower-carbon transportation fuels, like electricity, is a key strategy to achieving Portland’s climate action goals. Portland’s approach to personal mobility prioritizes safety, health, affordability and environmental quality. This Electric Vehicle Strategy focuses on electrification of the public transit system, shared vehicles and the private automobiles that remain in use, which is one of many strategies the City is taking to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

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Date: December 1, 2016

Countries: United States

States: Oregon

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