Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles: Reducing Maine’s Oil Dependence
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In Cumberland County, as in the State of Maine, the transportation sector is the largest single source of energy costs, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In 2007, $631 million was spent on gasoline and diesel fuel for transportation in Cumberland County’s 26 communities.
Cars and trucks of all sizes, including medium and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, are now being powered by alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) and electricity that help reduce our dependence on expensive oil. For example, switching to an EV can save drivers thousands of dollars in fuel costs over the lifetime of the vehicle and has no tailpipe emissions.
Maine Clean Communities (MC2), a program of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), and E2Tech are partnering to provide a two part event that will provide up-to-date information on Electric and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles and infrastructure development in the Greater Portland area and throughout Maine.