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 Energy.gov/eGallon 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.