OREGON, July 19, 2017 - Oregon’s state Legislature has passed a measure allowing for a $2,500 tax credit on the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV). According to an article in Green Car Reports, the incentive is part of a $5.3 billion transportation funding package, which includes public transit, biking and infrastructure improvements. In an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown expressed her pride in the EV component of the package. “The thing that’s innovative and creative about the package is the investment in an electrical vehicle rebate program that includes dedicated low income rebates,” Brown said. “I think that is also a message saying this is how we want to move to the future and I think it is quite creative.” The governor put together a transportation panel after the 2015 session to learn about Oregonians’ needs and desires in state transportation improvements.