Guest commentary: Oregon's electric vehicle goals falling short of reality (Oct. 20, 2021)
October 20, 2021
By Rachel Dawson
Oregon elected officials and appointed staff love to claim they base their decisions on the best and most accurate data available.
A recent Oregon Department of Transportation study demonstrates that this often isn’t the case. In fact, staff are knowingly using inaccurate data to reach seemingly favorable conclusions.
ODOT’s Climate Office Program Manager admitted in an August meeting that her office is falling short on its vision for emissions reductions. Oregon missed its 2020 goal of 50,000 registered electric vehicles and is projected to also fall short of its 20...