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Oregon to make state employees to pay cost of charging EVs

As reported by Oregon Capital Insider, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission has stated in a letter that the state cannot provide free or reduced cost electric vehicle charging services to state employees, unless the state counts the benefit as compensation.

Matt Shelby, a spokesman for the Department of Administrative Services, said the agency is writing a policy for electric vehicle charging stations across state government, in preparation for implementation of a 2013 bill that allowed state agencies to install the charging facilities.

“We have been working to develop a policy that will guide state agencies and that work’s not done yet,” said Shelby, according to the publication.

He added that the Department of Administrative Services has decided the policy will require state employees to pay for access to the electric vehicle charging stations “at least $20 a month”.

Natalie Middleton

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