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New Electric Mobility Grants Helping More Oregonians Plug into Benefits of "E" Vehicles

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Pacific Power has awarded more than $2 million to 22 organizations in Oregon for projects that will expand electric mobility and connect people across the state to cost-saving, clean-air benefits of electric vehicles.

The latest round of Electric Mobility Grants will fund a variety of opportunities.

For example, they will help bring an electric forklift to a community college in Pendleton, an electric refrigerated truck to a food bank in Bend, the first electric vehicle to the Falls City Public Works Department and free e-bikes to residents of a Central Oregon affordable housing complex.

In addition, a dozen community-focused organizations and nonprofits will be able to purchase electric vehicles to help them carry out their work. EV charging stations will be installed from Wallowa County to the South Coast, serving areas that currently lack adequate public charging.

The latest round of Electric Mobility Grants will fund an innovative project run by United Way of Jackson County in Medford. The organization will use funds to educate the community on the importance of electric wheelchair charging and to create a network of businesses that will provide equipment and spaces for citizens to charge their wheelchairs while on-site.

Pacific Power has distributed more than $6.5 million in Electric Mobility Grants to Oregon communities since 2020. Funding is made possible by the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, which aims to reduce the carbon density of transportation fuels. For more information about the program and customer rebates for installing EV chargers, please visit "pacificpower.net/ev."
Posted on 2/21/24 5:38AM by Sam Marsh