Electric cars take bite out of oil imports

Associated Press
July 11, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine – 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.

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