The State of Oregon recently received an award from U.S. Department of Energy to develop a comprehensive plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market and community plan to address next-generation deployment strategies. The plan will serve as a roadmap to achieve Oregon’s goal of 30,000 PEVs by 2015.
See the award announcement: http://energy.gov/articles/awards-advanced-vehicle-development
The Energizing Oregon project has three main objectives briefly described below:
1. Integrate and optimize existing Oregon PEV readiness efforts. The first objective is to integrate and optimize all of Oregon's existing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) efforts, partnerships and stakeholders so that all PEV-related groups, activities and communications are under one umbrella and operating from a uniform platform of policies and messaging.
2. Develop a statewide PEV market and community plan. The second objective is to engage existing and new stakeholders to develop a statewide PEV market and community plan with a roadmap defining stakeholder responsibilities that complements and expands on current efforts. This plan will also identify and address key barriers, such as policies and incentives, that must be addressed to achieve broad, fast and successful deployment of PEVs.
3. Create momentum for reaching national PEV deployment goal. Finally, this project will create momentum for Oregon to exceed its share of the national goal of 1 million PEVs by 2015. This will be achieved through expanded PEV and EV supply equipment (EVSE) planning, increased visibility and understanding of PEVs and EVSE, outreach and education to engage future adopters of PEV and installers of EVSE and targeted training to key early audiences. All of these efforts will capitalize on Oregon's willingness to adopt early, experiment and share lessons learned and best practices.
Project Proposal Summary PDF
The project will be completed by four workgroups:
Workgroup Summary PDF