Oregon DEQ announces $13.3 million in grants for medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicle charging infrastructure

28 Mar 2023
As part of ongoing efforts to improve air quality and public health, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality today announced $13.3 million in funding for 14 projects helping to establish a network of new and leading-edge zero-emission charging stations. Funds from the Oregon Zero-Emission Fueling Grant program will bring more charging infrastructure to the growing medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicle sector, which includes trucks, buses, delivery vans and more. The Oregon Legislature established the pilot program in 2022 through HB 5202 and HB 4139. It is one of the first large scale ventures into medium- and heavy-duty charging in the state.

“The importance of reducing emissions from the transportation sector is clear,” said Sen. Elizabeth Steiner, who represents parts of the city of Portland and Washington County. “The state’s investment in Oregon DEQ’s pilot program to fund planning and construction of new heavy-duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure is an important part of this effort. This initial list of projects will help Oregon fleets shift away from diesel and toward more sustainable fuels and better air quality.”

Cars, trucks and other parts of the transportation sector make up just over 35% of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.

Read entire news release online at www.ordeq.org/2023OZEFRecipients

Media contact

Susan C. Mills, DEQ public affairs specialist

Susan.Mills@deq.oregon.gov, 503-956-9648