The PGE Drive Change Fund

Just announced: PGE Drive Change Fund award recipients

$2.25 million was granted to 16 local community-based organizations. 

See the grantees and learn about their exciting electric transportation projects.

The PGE Drive Change Fund

Transportation is the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon. In our pursuit of a clean energy future, we are committed to reducing those emissions by accelerating access to — and adoption of — electric vehicles for everyone.

From transit buses and passenger vehicles to electric bikes and community service vehicles, the PGE Drive Change Fund supports projects that help electrify transportation in Oregon.

Community organizations, nonprofits and businesses can apply for grants to advance electric vehicle adoption, EV charging infrastructure and/or education in the communities PGE serves.

What types of projects might qualify for funding?

Successful projects will provide a community benefit, and projects that meet the needs of underserved communities, are encouraged and preferred.

For example, projects could be:

  • A government agency or nonprofit group buying electric vehicles to provide social services to vulnerable populations.
  • A subsidized electric car-share located at an apartment complex.
  • Outreach activities that educate people about access to, and benefits of, electric vehicles.

Grants are funded by the sale of Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits, which we aggregate on behalf of residential customers who charge their electric vehicles at home.

2020 applications will be available later this year.

For more information

If you have questions, contact us at pgedrivechangefund@pgn.com.