Oregon aims for zero-emission cars by 2050

Oregon, and other states, want only zero-emission vehicles sold in the state

Exhaust pipes are seen on a new Ford pickup in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Exhaust pipes are seen on a new Ford pickup in Montpelier, Vt.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance announced earlier this month that its goal is to make sure all passenger vehicles sold in its jurisdictions are zero-emission vehicles by 2050. That includes Oregon.

The International ZEV Alliance focuses on reducing carbon emissions, combating air pollution and reducing oil dependency through the adoption of zero-emission cars. Oregon, California, British Columbia, Norway, and several other states and European countries are part of the alliance.

Dave Nordberg with Oregon DEQ tells KOIN 6 News it appears to be “achievable” by 2050 based on analysis by the state of California.

 

 

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