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Electric cars in unlikely places: central Oregon ski shop

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If you find yourself on the roads of central Oregon, keep an eye out for this eye-catching Nissan Leaf. It's owned by Pine Mountain Sports, a ski and mountain-bike shop located in Bend, Oregon, which uses it as a shop vehicle. plug-in cars Oregon

Oregon's largest utilities plan to boost electric-car adoption

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Now, Oregon's two largest utility companies have filed plans to. electric utilities plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure education OregonIt's clear that after several years of electric-car sales, electric utilities see a role to be played in providing the infrastructure to make them practical.

Oregon Has More Electric-Car Fast Charging Sites Than.Germany

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When talking about electric cars and early adopters, the state of Oregon often seems like the Little Engine That Could. Germany plug-in cars state laws charging infrastructure Fast Charging Oregon Electric Highway

Oregon's Electric-Car Czar Heads For PlugShare After 5 Years

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For the past couple of years, Oregon has been unique among the states that promote electric cars. plug-in cars transportation policy PlugShare Oregon Ashley Horvat has held that position for the past five.

Oregon Debates EV Charging Stations: Cost Or Benefit For Utility Customers?

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Yet in Oregon, a proposal that would let utility companies invest in regional charging infrastructure—and make that transition a little easier, perhaps—is. Politics Electric Car plug-in cars regulation charging infrastructure Fast Charging Oregon

2016 Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Oregon, Washington; Some Dealers Get DC Quick Charging

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Oregon and Washington will be the next two states to. plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging Washington State Oregon GreenlotsThe rollout of the well-received Kia Soul EV electric car is now continuing in states outside California.

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Will Quebec Join California, Oregon As Electric-Car Pioneers?

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Today, California buys the largest number of plug-in electric cars by far of any North American state or province.

Audi Electric SUV, Tesla Supercharger Growth, Oregon Per-Mile Road Fee: Today's Car News

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Today, we''ve got confirmation that Audi will build an all-electric SUV, a look at how quickly the Tesla Supercharger network has grown over the past year, and Oregon''s concept for a per-mile road fee that could replace the gas tax. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Federal funds to back Portland storefront for electric-car marketing, pop-up roadshows

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Department of Energy announced Monday that it would award almost $1 million to Drive Oregon over three years, to fund a regional marketing campaign that will promote the benefits of electric cars to regional consumers. Marketing Department of Energy portland DOE plug-in cars education OregonThe U.S.

Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

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Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State OregonWhen it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD.

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West Coast Could Cut Oil Use In Half By 2030: Report

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California leads the nation in policies encouraging electric-car adoption, and Washington and Oregon aren't far behind. oil California energy policy Washington State OregonWhen it comes to purchasing and promoting electric cars and clean energy, the West Coast stands apart. DON'T MISS: West.

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Portland Airport Adds 42 Electric-Car Chargers, At 120 Volts; Here's Why

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portland plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure OregonWhen it comes to electric-car charging, speed is typically as important as availability. Installing more charging stations is important, but it's generally thought that they need to charge a car as quickly as possible, to lessen any inconvenience to owners. DON'T MISS: Portland's.

First UPS US delivery eBike debuts in Portland, Oregon

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This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in Portland, Oregon, on 21 November 21. Click to enlarge. Brief

Oregon Joins Long Trail Of Pacific Coast Electric Car Charge Stations

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Thanks to Oregon's new 'electric highway', it's now possible to charge an electric car every 25 miles down a 200-mile stretch of Interstate 5. It may not be long before electric car owners on America's Pacific coast can drive all the way from Canada to Mexico--using quick-charge stations. That, says NBC News, makes it the longest stretch of

2015 Fiat 500e models now available at studios in California and Oregon

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Sales of the Fiat 500e expanded to Oregon earlier this year. 2015 Fiat 500e. Click to enlarge. Brief

Fiat 500e Electric Car Sales To Expand Into Oregon This Summer

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Depending on where you live, there may be certain electric cars that aren''t available at your local dealer. For buyers outside California, that''s been the case with the Fiat 500e--but it will soon become available in a second state. Speaking to WardsAuto at the 2014 New York Auto Show, Fiat''s U.S. chief Jason Stoicevich said the 500e plug-in ca

West Coast Electric Highway To Fill In California Fast-Charging Stations

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Green California Electric Highway Fast Charging Oregon Washington State charging infrastructure plug-in carsThe West Coast Electric Highway has steadily grown over the years, providing electric-car drivers with charging infrastructure to make trips longer than their cars' rated ranges. But today, for the most part, that network.

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Portland Car2Go Car-Sharing Fleet To Get Bike Racks

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bike bicycle portland Car Sharing car2go youtube Oregon Would you be more likely to use car-sharing if you could bring your bike along?

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

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California incentives Pricing plug-in cars Prices Maryland Chevy Spark Spark EV compliance car Oregon The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Mahoney also said Chevy will offer the Spark EV electric minicar on.

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Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here's Why

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California plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle transportation policy Washington State compliance car OregonWhen it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top. It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Most electric-car-friendly U.S. cities: latest rankings: Portland on top

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portland plug-in cars cities transportation policy charging infrastructure OregonSince modern electric cars went on sale in volume five years ago, some cities have been more eager to promote them than others. Officials in those cities find electric cars attractive for their ability to reduce pollution,among other reasons.

New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

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Biofuels oil energy policy energy Washington State OregonAlong the Columbia River in Washington state, developers are planning the first new oil refinery on the West Coast in 25 years. Paradoxically, the goal of the project is to meet new clean-fuel standards. DON'T MISS: United Airlines To Start Using.

Portland, Oregon: Why Is It A Leading Electric Vehicle Market?

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No question about it, Portland, Oregon, is an early-adopter market for electric vehicles, and one of the leading EV markets in the U.S. The Rose City, as it's nicknamed, is already home to the first—and only, with the Vacaville, California charger down—publicly accessible Level 3 quick-charging station in the U.S.,

Oregon governor directs DEQ to move ahead with Clean Fuels Program

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Oregon Governor Kitzhaber recently announced a new initiative to maximize the economic development potential of clean fuels in Oregon, directing the Department of Environmental Quality to move forward with full implementation of Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program and announcing a new Clean Fuels Work Advisory Committee. Brief

Oregon, Too, Wants To Tax Electric Cars (And 55-MPG-Plus Cars Too)

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Electric car-friendly Oregon may join the growing list of states imposing a dedicated tax on electric vehicles. Like other states looking to tax electric and fuel efficient cars, Oregon is pre-empting a rise in the number of electric vehicles on the roads and a subsequent fall in revenue from gas tax.

NSF awards Oregon State team $2M to support work on diatom-based photosynthetic biorefineries

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Photo courtesy of Oregon State University) Click to enlarge. Diatoms evolved sometime around the Jurassic Period when dinosaurs flourished.

Electric car charging heads to Oregon

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The company was selected by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of its West Coast Green Highway vision and will install the [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news AeroVironment electric car charging I-5 corridor Oregon

New Honda HR-V, VW Denies Diesel, Fiat 500e To Oregon: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: We''ve updated our full guide to the Chevrolet Volt, Honda reveals its new HR-V compact crossover, and Volkswagen is thinking twice about giving us the GTD. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve updated our guide to Chevrolet''s range-extended electric vehicle, the Volt. You can check it out here.

Oregon DOT selects AeroVironment for 22 EV fast chargers along transportation corridors

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has selected AeroVironment to supply, install, operate and maintain twenty-two (22) electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations along major transportation corridors and travel destinations in northwest Oregon. Funding for the project came from a $2 million U.S. states since late 2010.

AeroVironment to install Level 3 fast chargers along I5 in Oregon

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODoT) has selected AeroVironment, Inc. AeroVironment will analyze driving distances, common destinations, vehicle range and other factors in its selection of the EV fast charging sites at eight interchanges identified by ODOT along a 150-mile segment of the I-5 in Southern Oregon. Brief

First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be sold first in California and Oregon, and then. And now it's real. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube

First 2014 Chevrolet Spark EVs Now At CA, Oregon Dealers

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The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is now available for purchase or lease at several dealerships in northern and southern California, as well as a few in Oregon. Add one more battery-electric vehicle to the list of electric cars for sale in California (if not the rest of the U.S.).

Electric vehicle battery production comes to Oregon

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Electric vehicle battery components will soon be manufactured in Albany, Oregon, after EnerG2 completed a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new manufacturing facility. The Seattle-based company received support in the region of $21.3million from the US Department of Energy courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Oregon Governor signs Clean Fuels bill

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown, who assumed office in February after the resignation of former Governor John Kitzhaber, has signed into law Oregon’s Clean Fuels legislation ( SB 324 ). The bill removes the 31 December 2015 sunset on the statutes requiring the adoption of clean fuel standards. Earlier post.) —Governor Kate Brown.

Onboard Dynamics receives $3M from ARPA-E, others for innovative CNG refueling technology

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Onboard Dynamics, Inc. A standalone, mobile, self-powered compressor system. —Rita Hansen, CEO of Onboard Dynamics. Brief

Oregon incentives to shift from hybrids to plug-ins

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Oregon's House has passed a bill to end the $1500 tax credit for conventional hybrid vehicles on the last day of 2009. Tags: kulongoski plug-in hybrid oregon battery electric car After that point only plug-in vehicles qualify. Source: StatesmanJournal.com.

USDA to award $11M loan guarantee to Oregon biorefinery

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Novus is working with an Oregon lender, Old West Federal Credit Union, to finance the project. The biorefinery will be built on land owned by the Port of Morrow, one of the largest ports in Oregon. USDA has financed projects in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and Oregon. million.

Service stations could sell petrol without ethanol

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Retailers in the US state of Oregon had been required to sell petrol that contains at least 10 per cent ethanol, however, that rule may be about to change. Tags: Biofuels Green cars Latest news ethanol in fuel Oregon problems with ethanol blends unblended premium fuel

Oregon State researchers demonstrate potassium-ion (K-ion) battery

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Their findings are published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. A patent is pending on the new technology. after 50 cycles at 2C.

Researchers to evaluate Oregon’s Ecodriving program

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A new Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) research project, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation, will evaluate the effectiveness of a program to promote “ecodriving,” or fuel-efficient driving. Truxillo is an organizational psychologist, also known as a “work” psychologist. Brief