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Here in the Pacific Northwest, where we enjoy abundant, low-cost hydroelectric power, electric vehicles are a smart economic choice and an important piece of the region's move away from fossil fuels.

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Why drive electric?

More and more people are choosing electric vehicles over gas-powered cars to reduce pollution, conserve energy, save money and reduce their carbon footprint. 

No tailpipe emissions

Here in Eugene, where 90% of our power comes from renewable resources, replacing your fossil fuel burning car with a clean, efficient electric vehicle is one way to lower your personal carbon footprint. To maximize the environmental benefits, be sure to charge your EV during off-peak times.

Cheaper to operate

Because the average U.S. household spends nearly one-fifth of its total family expenditures on transportation, saving on fuel can make a big difference in terms of the average family's budget. In our area it will cost you about $3.00 to go 100 miles in an electric vehicle, compared to $11 in a gas-powered car. And fewer moving parts make electric vehicles ultra-low maintenance. Tax rebates and EWEB incentives help bring the cost of ownership down even more. Compare annual vehicle energy costs for your daily commute with this interactive EV Explorer.

Easy to charge

Electric cars can be conveniently charged in garages or driveways while they're parked overnight using existing outlets. Installing a charging station at home will charge the vehicle even faster.

When you're on the go, it's easy to find charging stations around town, throughout the state, and across the country. Check out a map that shows options for public charging around the U.S. and explore platforms like PlugShare that can help you find charging stations in your area and beyond

Fun to drive

Regenerative braking, high-torque electric motors and other technology innovations are making EVs the driver's choice for a fun, high-performance ride. And today's electric cars can get 100 to 300 miles per full charge.