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Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

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It’s already been four years since Portland really charged ahead in its commitment to electric cars with Electric Avenue, a project that designated a city block of parking spots plug-in-only, peppered the block with a variety of charger hardware, and let EV owners have at it.

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

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When 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. portland plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Oregon

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

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And those officials do everything from expanding charging infrastructure to implementing incentives like. 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.

BMW Electric SUV, Natural-Gas Taxes, Portland's Electric Avenue: Today's Car News

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Today, BMW mulls an all-electric SUV, Congress passes fairer tax rules for natural gas, and Portland's Electric Avenue electric-car charging area moves and expands. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We have more information on Toyota's plans to expand California hydrogen fueling infrastructure for the 2016 Mirai. Congress passes new tax. Today in Car News

Portland Welcomes Electric Avenue, Showcases Charging Stations

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Which electric car charging station is the best? And just how are public charging stations getting used? These are just two of the questions Portland State University and Portland General Electric Co. are hoping to answer with a two-year research project into electric car charging stations and their usage. Rather than concentrate on just one

Portland, Dallas Have Most Electric Car Charging Stations Per Head

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Ask most Americans to name the cities with the most public charging stations for electric cars per head of population, and they’ll likely mention Los Angeles and perhaps San Francisco. According to PlugShare (via good.is), however, Portland, Oregon and Dallas, Texas top the list. PlugShare, the social network devoted to finding and sharing

Zipcar places Honda Fit EVs into Portland fleet

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has introduced the battery-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV ( earlier post ) into the Zipcar Portland fleet, with the first vehicles located at Portland State University (PSU). Charging stations for the EVs are provided by ECOtality, Inc. Each Zipcar Fit EV is outfitted with a Blink InCard, which provides complimentary access to Blink Network charging stations to charge up. Zipcar, Inc.

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.,

Curbside EV Charging Comes to Portland OR

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Curbside EV Charging Stations are sprouting in Portland Oregon. Full story here. Hat tip to David W

Notes from the road: a guest post from Portland

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Long recognized as an EV hotbed alongside our brethren Seattle and San Francisco, Portland never disappoints when it’s time to round up and roll out. But the evening and the film undoubtedly left its mark on Portland and has given us another epic night to talk about for years to come.

Boeing using Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Network for workplace electric vehicle charging in four states

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Portland, Ore., The charging stations are part of a pilot program sponsored by the Boeing Utilities Services & Conservation group to respond to employee requests for EV charging at work. The stations are a part of Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network, the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world. The sale and installation of the stations was completed by Coulomb’s distribution partner Charge Northwest.

Fill Your Cart and Your Car: Supermarket Charges Electric Cars

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In the past few years we’ve seen electric charge stations pop up everywhere from gas stations to electronics stores and banks. But now electric car owners in the Pacific Northwest have a new place to charge: the grocery store. Based in Portland Oregon, the firm has around 130 department stores throughout Washington Enter Fred Meyer Store.

Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road. Portland General Electric. Charging infrastructure financing: Unlocking Up $4.5

Tesla Model S Road Trip: 1,200 West Coast Electric-Car Miles

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Once Tesla Motors built out its Supercharger network of quick-charging stations along Interstate 5, my wife and I decided to drive from our home in Sacramento to Portland in our new 2013 Tesla Model S. We make frequent trips from to Portland, as we really like the general "feel" of the city--and she is, by now, all but addicted to the pastries

Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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Big Data Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Mobility services Smart charging Smart Grid SustainabilityUS Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. Earlier post.)

Portland's Electric Avenue Charger Project Aims To Take It Higher

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In what we see as a shrewd move to help keep Portland, Oregon at the forefront of the electric-car movement, the city has dedicated a full city block, called Electric Avenue, to electric vehicle charging. At a ceremony yesterday, Portland mayor Sam Adams plugged in the first car and dedicated a street lined with chargers, in the company of

Ford and Portland General Electric Partner to Prepare Region for EVs

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Ford Motor Company and Portland General Electric will collaborate to help prepare the city of Portland and the Pacific Northwest for the operation of electric vehicles. Ford and PGE will work together to share information on charging needs and requirements to ensure the electrical grid can support the necessary demand for electric vehicles, as well as partner on consumer education outreach around electric vehicles.

VW, BMW and ChargePoint partner to create SAE Combo DC fast charging corridors on the East and West Coasts

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In the initial phase, the aim is to install nearly 100 DC Fast charging ports across both coasts, with plans to expand the program to increase access to fast charging across the country. Public fast charging in the US. DC charging the BMW i3 (left) and Volkswagen e-Golf (right).

Tesla expanding Supercharger network; boosting charging to 120 kW

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Tesla Motors announced an accelerated rollout of its Tesla Supercharger network, which delivers quick charging for Tesla Model S drivers over long distances (i.e., The company also said that it is currently in beta test with new technology for the Supercharger that will allow Model S to be charged at 120 kW, replenishing enough energy for three hours of driving in just over 20 minutes. This essentially cuts the current charging time in half relative to early trials of the system.

First $300M tranche of VW National ZEV investment targets charging infrastructure; 150kW+ fast charging on highway network

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Chicago, Portland, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Denver, Houston, Miami, and Raleigh—and several highway corridors. Installing charging infrastructure (approximately $250 million); Public Education initiatives (approximately $25 million); and.

Navistar First Launching eStar All-Electric Truck Sales in Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon will be the initial launch market for Navistar’s new eStar electric truck. This Class 2c-3 electric truck has a range of 100 miles per charge, making it ideal for many urban applications. Earlier post.). Navistar also announced its eStar dealer for the Pacific Northwest market: Cascadia International Trucks of Tacoma, Wash.

BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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As part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of a robust public DC Fast charging infrastructure, BMW is supporting EVgo’s installation of an incremental 500 DC Fast Combo chargers, to benefit BMW i3 customers and all EV drivers in the US with DC Fast Combo charging capability. ChargeNow DC Fast also includes two years of no-cost charging for qualifying BMW i3 drivers in those areas. A BMW i3 vehicle can charge up to 80% in just 20-30 minutes using a DC Fast Combo charger.

Nissan expands “No Charge to Charge” program expands to 10 new US markets

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Nissan has expanded its “No Charge to Charge” program to 10 new markets, continuing the push to provide LEAF owners with no-cost public charging. The program offers new LEAF buyers free public charging for the first two years of ownership The 10 new markets are: Charleston, S.C. Portland/Auburn, Ore. The addition of these 10 new markets expands the reach of the No Charge to Charge program to 48 cities across the country.

Mitsubishi Confirms i MiEV headed for US; Oregon and Portland General Electric Join Partnership Program

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Kurihara also announced that the State of Oregon and Portland General Electric (PGE) are joining Mitsubishi in the i MiEV partnership program. PGE is rolling out a network of charging stations across its service territory in Oregon and the addition of i MiEVs further facilitates its support of next-generation electric vehicles. PGE currently has more than a dozen charging stations up and running.

Nissan expanding “No Charge to Charge” program; all-access EZ-Charge card

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Nissan is expanding its successful “No Charge to Charge” promotion, which will provide two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF. In total, Nissan will launch “No Charge to Charge” in 25 US markets, which are currently responsible for more than 80 percent of Nissan LEAF sales. The EZ-Charge access card is managed by NRG eVgo with support from ChargePoint, CarCharging and AeroVironment.

What Comes First, The Car Or The Charger? Portland, Oregon Answers

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Are electric cars being held back by a lack of convenient charging points? Or do more electric cars need to be produced in order for a demand for electric vehicle charging points to be large enough to justify installing them? And should charging stations be ones offering a 240V, 30A top-off charge, or should they be fast chargers offering an 80

Rechargeable Zinc-Air Battery Company Approved to Receive $6.8M in Loans and Tax Credits from the State of Oregon and City of Portland

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ReVolt Technology, LLC, a company that is developing rechargeable zinc-air batteries ( earlier post ), has been approved to receive a package of loans and tax credits from Oregon and Portland authorities totaling approximately $6.8 ReVolt has selected a site in Portland’s Airport Way Urban Renewal Area to serve as its headquarters and expects to begin battery development and HQ operations there in October, supporting approximately 150 jobs between 2010 and 2015.

ROEV Association forms to promote public EV charging interoperability

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Automakers, electric vehicle charging networks and other stakeholders have joined together to create the ROEV Association (ROEV), a neutral collaboration of industry stakeholders designed to support EV adoption by facilitating public charging network interoperability. Initial automaker members include BMW of North America, Nissan, Honda and Audi; the three largest charging networks in the US—CarCharging/Blink, ChargePoint, and NRG EVgo—are also participating.

Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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To measure freight efficiency, DTNA ran vehicle testing on highway routes in Oregon and Texas; one city route in Portland, Ore.; The SuperTruck also incorporates Predictive Hybrid Control, which optimizes hybrid battery-charging strategies to the terrain of the road ahead.

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Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

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Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a charging network. This fast charger can charge the Soul EV’s battery from empty to 80% in about 33 minutes.

BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint complete EV express charging corridors on the East and West Coasts

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Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can now travel the most heavily-trafficked corridors on the East and West Coasts of the United States with the installation of 95 new DC Fast charging stations as part of the Express Charging Corridors Initiative—a collaboration of BMW of North America, Volkswagen of America, Inc. and ChargePoint, the world’s largest EV charging network.

INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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In these environments, the upside of electric drivetrains is maximized while range and charging infrastructure limitations are minimized. Portland. INRIX, a leading global connected car services and transportation analytics company, has created a scalable and customizable scoring system to prioritize corridors for the deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs).

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ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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charging infrastructure incentives, preferential charging rates), and public charging availability. Four of the areas—Portland, San Jose, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz—have 20 or more actions in place.

Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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Portland, Ore.; On cold days, heated liquid warms the batteries, gradually bringing the system’s temperature to a level that allows it to efficiently accept charge energy and provide enough discharge power for expected vehicle performance. The plant also features one of the largest solar power generation systems in the state as well as several electric vehicle charging stations, allowing the facility to operate on a blend of renewable and conventional electricity.

Nissan FY 2014 global corporate activities reduce CO2 emissions by 22.6% compared to FY 2005

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In addition, Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” program in the United States provides free access to selected charging stations for two years with the lease or purchase of a new Nissan LEAF in numerous cities including Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. Nissan Motor Co.,

Hillsboro, Oregon Goes Live with Level 2 EV Charging Stations

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The City of Hillsboro is the first in the State of Oregon to install Coulomb Technologies’ Level II ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for plug-in and electric vehicles. The thirteen Level II charging stations are now installed in downtown Hillsboro at their new green intermodal transit facility. The charging stations are available for public use and located 15 miles outside of Portland.

Hillsboro, Oregon to Install 16 Coulomb Charging Stations

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The City of Hillsboro, Oregon plans to deploy 16 Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for plug-in and electric vehicles. The charging stations will be installed in downtown Hillsboro, including at a new intermodal transit facility to be built in 2009. The charging stations, available for public use, are part of the city’s large-scale sustainability and green movement.

ICCT study assesses EV promotion and uptake in top 25 metropolitan areas in US

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EV promotion actions, charging infrastructure, and EV share of new vehicles in 2014 in the 25 most populous US metropolitan areas. Furthermore, rigorous analysis of the relative value of home, workplace, and public charging could be especially important to steer public investments.

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Another three are on the West Coast and in Hawaii: Seattle (4), Portland (5), and Honolulu (6). LEAF performs well because of a good charging infrastructure, a dense urban footprint and congestion. Portland. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013.

BP to Install 45 Ecotality Blink DC Fast Charging Stations

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BP is expected to install DC Fast Chargers at select BP and ARCO locations in and around the major pilot markets of The EV Project which include Phoenix (AZ); Tucson (AZ); San Diego (CA); Los Angeles (CA); Portland (OR); Eugene (OR); Salem (OR); Corvallis (OR); Seattle (WA); Nashville (TN); Knoxville (TN); and Chattanooga (TN). BP Products North America Inc.,