Plug-in Vehicles Could Reduce Maine's Oil Dependency if Done Right

Maine Sun-Journal
The Associated Press

An environmental group says that with the right government policies in place, plug-in vehicles could reduce oil dependence in Maine by more than 542,000 gallons per year.

Environment Maine released a report Tuesday that says 2,300 drivers in Maine could purchase their first plug-in vehicle within the next three years. Overall those vehicles would reduce Maine's carbon pollution by nearly 3,500 metric tons per year — and more if plug-in vehicles are powered by clean power sources.