Website gives info on electric car gas savings



WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy released estimates of “eGallon” prices designed to help car buyers better understand how much they’re savings from driving electric vehicles.

The new Web site includes prices for an eGallon nationally and by state compared to the price for a gallon of gas. I

n Oregon, the electric car savings is $2.78 per gallon, according to the website. The savings is a bit smaller nationally because of Oregon’s lower electricity costs and higher gasoline prices.