Electric vehicles are here and Beaverton residents have reserved them at one of the highest rates in the state. The City of Beaverton supports the use of EVs to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and decrease our emissions. The City was part of a federal grant program called The EV Project, whose aim is to deploy charging infrastructure in major US Cities and prepare America for the roll out of electric transportation. Beaverton also recognizes the economic benefits of EV deployment and the potential for the growth of our local green technology industries.
Citizens have repeatedly expressed the desire for more sustainable transportation. Supporting EV infrastructure improves community health through reduced tailpipe emissions, improves the economy through supporting local clean technology businesses, and improves the environment through decreased greenhouse gasses.
Beaverton's strategy includes:
Supporting charging stations
Incentivizing charging station infrastructure
Educating staff to encourage EV development
Making the process of permitting for charging
stations easy and consistent
Supporting EV related businesses and clean