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Electric-Car Incentive Considered In Oregon: $3,000 "Cash On The Hood"

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Oregon has quite the reputation for being electric-vehicle friendly. Incentives and Rebates Oregon portland That reputation holds true if you already own an EV—the state’s a wonderland in terms of charging infrastructure—but for those who want to replace the fossil-fuel burner, the state hasn’t helped make the path to EV ownership any easier. WATCH: Energica Ego.

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., allowing more than

Ten Percent Electric Vehicles By 2020? No Sweat, Utility CEO Says

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Portland, Oregon wants to be a hub for electric vehicles and early electric-car adopters. With the city focused on attracting companies and making the region a center for electric-vehicle launches, test fleets, and even EV tourism, it begs the question: how many people in the Portland area, how soon, could be driving electric vehicles before it

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). Through Zipcar’s program with ECOtality, members who reserve Honda Fit EVs in Portland will have full access to ECOtality’s Blink Network of charging stations located throughout the Portland area if they are in need of a charge during their reservation. Zipcar, Inc.

80-Foot Long Electric Bus Concept From Poland: Uses Fuel Cells Too

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Aggressive promotion by carmakers is slowly getting the public used to the idea of electric vehicles, but probably not ones like this. This massive plug-in electric bus concept comes from Polish bus-maker Solaris--and it uses fuel cells too. DON''T MISS: Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride The 24-meter (78.7

car2go adding 30 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles to Portland operations

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will add 30 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles (EV) to the car2go Portland, Oregon carsharing network. The EVs will join the 250 smart fortwo cars that were introduced when car2go launched in Portland on 31 March 2012. The company has registered more than 6,000 new members within the first 100 days of operations in Portland.

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.

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. The eStar all-electric truck is the first medium-duty commercial vehicle to receive US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification as a clean fuel fleet vehicle as well as California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification as a zero-emissions vehicle. Sales of the eStar all-electric vehicle are conducted through a wholly owned Navistar affiliate.

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

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Fleet sales of the electric vehicle begin this July in Japan. 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.

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

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A new white paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses which policy actions are behind the regional leading markets in the US for electric vehicles. Colorado has the highest incentive: as much as $5,000 per vehicle.

Toyota chooses Prius Plug-in demonstration venue

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Oregon has been keenly competing with California for the title of America’s greenest state and now it has been rewarded for its efforts as it has been chosen as one the sites for Toyota’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle programme. The Japanese manufacturer will place 10 of its vehicles, equipped with lithium-ion batteries, in Oregon this spring [.].

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 Upon final closing, the SELP funding and incentives will further enhance ReVolt’s research and development work in a public-private partnership producing advanced battery systems for electric vehicles.

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

7 finalists announced for USDOT Smart City Challenge; Amazon Web Services new partner

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The finalists are: Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA. announced its intent to award up to $10 million to the winning city to support electric vehicle deployment and other carbon emission reduction strategies.

WVU NAFTC partners with Tesla Motors for professional development and electric drive vehicle first responder safety training

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The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) will hold its upcoming Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training at the Tesla Motors headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. the train-the-trainer workshop is the fifth of its kind to ensure first responders nationwide have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of electric drive vehicle accident response procedures. Electric drive vehicles are as safe as conventional vehicles; but they are different.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car to Begin Offering Electric Vehicles in US

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car will begin a phased introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) at select offices throughout its neighborhood network of more than 5,000 US locations. In addition to the LEAFs, the company will offer customers electric vehicles from other manufacturers as they become available. San Diego; Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.;

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. San Francisco exhibits the most electric vehicle promotion actions and the highest share of new vehicles that are plug-in electric.

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

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made progress in reducing CO 2 emissions and improving sustainability in its global corporate activities in fiscal year 2014 while simultaneously increasing vehicle production and plant energy efficiency. Through the use of renewable energy, Nissan Mexicana has prevented 152,800 tons of CO 2 from entering the atmosphere, and has so far assembled 460,000 vehicles with wind power and 57,400 vehicles with biogas power from the city’s landfills. Electric vehicle penetration.

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. Electric vehicle coalition.

Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles Written by Jerry James Stone Published on April 19th, 2009 34 Comments Posted in Electric Cars (EVs) , Plug-in hybrid EVs Just a few hours after General Motors called for a standardized EV plug , one has been created!

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

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Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric ( earlier post )—a five-passenger, battery-electric car Ford expects will achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy rating. A limited number of Focus Electrics will first be available in California and the New York/New Jersey areas. Availability of the Focus Electric will expand in 2012 to the remaining 15 launch markets as production ramps up.

President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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President Obama announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 These projects, selected through a highly competitive process by the Department of Energy (DOE), are intended to accelerate the development of US manufacturing capacity for batteries and electric drive components as well as the deployment of electric drive vehicles. Production of manganese oxide cathode / graphite lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Pike Research forecasts US plug-in vehicle penetration rates to be highest in smaller states

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Pike Research forecasts that annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will reach 358,959 vehicles by 2017, representing a compound anual growth rate (CAGR) of 43% between 2011 and 2017. To understand where these vehicles will likely be sold, Pike Research created a geographic forecast model using a variety of inputs including population and demographic trends; affinity towards electric vehicles; and automakers’ intended availability of vehicles.

PSU, Partners to Evaluate Toyota Prius PHEV

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Portland State University (PSU) and its Oregon partners, including Portland General Electric, have been selected by Toyota as one of six groups nationally to demonstrate and evaluate the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV). Portland State University will administer the program regionally. PSU and PGE are also working to bolster the region’s growing electric vehicle manufacturing, charging and supplier industry.

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

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The SAE Combo connector is used in both BMW and Volkswagen electric vehicles as well as the Chevrolet Spark EV, with more applications anticipated. and on the west coast covering and connecting the metropolitan areas of Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Nissan provided a list of the top 15 markets in the US for the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle. Another three are on the West Coast and in Hawaii: Seattle (4), Portland (5), and Honolulu (6). LEAF is among the top ten best-selling vehicles, regardless of powertrain.

car2go opening in Washington DC

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Each person who registers to become a car2go member will receive a car2go membership card that will allow them to gain access to and drive in any of the available car2go vehicles, whenever they need it, for as long as they need it, and without having to commit to a mandatory return time or location. and Portland, Oregon. car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, launches its car-sharing service in Washington DC this weekend.

Going to the Electrathon/HPV Event at PIR

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Last weekend, I took the Civic-EV to Portland International Raceway to show it off at the Electrathon/Human-Powered Vehicles event there.

Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, with a starting price of $39,995, including $795 in destination charges but before state and federal incentives. Buyers can configure a Ford Focus Electric and place orders with a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) dealer via a dedicated website. A limited number of Focus Electrics will first be available in California and the New York/New Jersey regions. Portland, Ore.;

THINK Releases US EV-Ready Cities Index

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Electric vehicle maker THINK released its first US EV-Ready Cities Index. The THINK EV-Ready Cities Index was presented by THINK CEO Richard Canny at the Electric Drive Transportation Association Annual Conference and Meeting at the Washington Auto Show. San Diego, Portland and Sacramento were rated fifth, sixth and seventh putting four cities in California in the top-15 index. Portland.

Ford to offer new diesel engine option in new Transit van; new Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Cost Calculator

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Speaking to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit, Kevin Koswick, director, North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing Operations for Ford said the company will provide customers with a range of options to reduce their operating costs through a lineup of fuel-efficient engines and alternative-fuel technologies, including EcoBoost (turbocharged, gasoline direct injection); hybrid; plug-in hybrid; battery-electric; biodiesel; and CNG/LPG.

Getting a 914 platform

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This is a picture of the yellow 914 that I'm going to be purchasing from Camp914 near Portland as a base platform for the electric vehicle conversion.

Taking a Day off to see the EV Show

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I took the day off to walk around Portland to the farmers market and EV awareness day with Krista. There were probably twenty electric vehicles at EV awareness day. The electrically augmented bicycle. Here are some cool looking Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs).

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

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

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Portland/Auburn, Ore. —Brian Maragno, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing. 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. Charlotte, N.C. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C.

Weighing and Cleaning the Car

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It was a bit intimidating waiting in line with several semi-trucks, sort of like landing on the main runway of Portland International Airport with an ultralight airplane. I'm happy that the engine compartment is clean enough to live up to its purpose as a clean-energy vehicle.

ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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ChargePoint—the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network—released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas in the US for EV drivers. Portland, OR. Portland, OR. The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and Honolulu.

SCPPA signs letter of intent for 500 Workhorse W-15 4WD range-extended electric pickup trucks

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WKHS), an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of battery-electric vehicles, received a Letter of Intent from Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks. The Workhorse W-15 light duty platform design is an extension of the E-Gen electric technology used in Workhorse medium-duty delivery trucks. The W-15 electric pickup trucks demonstrate SCPPA’s continuing commitment to a green, sustainable fleet.

Getting a Baseline on 0-60 times

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I consider this a good baseline for comparison with the final electric vehicle. He might be willing to show his vehicle at the OEVA EV-awareness day coming up in Portland on July 5th. My friend Jonathan was in town this weekend, so we took some time on a traffic free Sunday morning to get some 0-60 times from the original Civic. The first run took 12.70 seconds, but we agreed that I wasn't pushing the car much. The second run was goofed by slow traffic.