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Oregon proves key to electric car adoption isn’t necessarily purchase incentives

27 November 2014 | Transport Evolved

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Talk about increasing the numbers of electric vehicles on the roads, and most people talk about offering the kind of large incentives and tax-breaks found in countries like Norway, where electric cars are now so popular they are no-longer considered niche-market vehicles. But while it’s true that financial plug-in car incentives can help boost electric car adoption rates in many places, the northwestern state of Oregon has one of the highest electric car adoption rates in the entire U.S. but doesn’t offer a dime in state tax credits or grants to plug-in vehicle owners. 


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