TriMet puts first Xcelsior CHARGE electric bus into operation; powered by Portland General Electric renewable energy

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TriMet partnered with Portland General Electric (PGE) to purchase, own, and maintain six ABB chargers and the related infrastructure. TriMet is operating the forty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE bus on Line 62-Murray Blvd in the Portland, Oregon metro area. New Flyer of America Inc.

2019 110

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

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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 OregonWhen it comes to electric-car charging, speed is typically as important as availability.

Notes from the road: a guest post from Portland

Revenge of the Electric Car

So you can imagine the buzz around town as we braced for the next installment. 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.

Shifting Fixed and Charger Outlet Installed

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

In preparation for EV awareness day in Portland this coming weekend, I plan to label all the components so I can better explain things to interested people. Things just keep getting better and better with this car.

2007 130

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.

Electric cars and public charging: hot dog and bun, not chicken or egg?

Green Car Reports

Sometimes it's applied to the challenge of electric-car charging stations: which comes first, sales of the cars or installation of public charging to support them? portland plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stationsIt's an old cliche used to indicate an unsolvable problem: which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

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Electrify America LLC announced it will install more than 2,800 workplace and residential charging stations by June 2019 in 17 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States. These electric vehicle charging station industry leaders will work with property developers, office space facility managers and other real estate site hosts to install, operate and maintain charging stations, providing a unique benefit to workplace and residential property owners.

2017 65

Siemens installing Sitras supercap-based stationary energy storage unit for TriMet light right substation

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Siemens is currently installing the first Sitras SES (stationary energy storage) Energy Storage Unit with supercapacitor technology in the US on the new TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Line. The first substations will be installed beginning in October 2013.

2013 103

BP to Install 45 Ecotality Blink DC Fast Charging Stations

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a partner in The EV Project, will install ECOtality’s Blink electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast Chargers (480 volt 3-Phase AC input)—unveiled at the Business of Plugging In 2010 conference—at 45 BP and ARCO locations. ECOtality is the project manager for The EV Project, an initiative that will include the installation of approximately 15,000 charging stations in 16 cities and major metropolitan areas in six states, and will place 8,300 EVs on the road.

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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. The i MiEV’s 16 kWh battery pack consists of 22 modules, each one consisting of four cells that can be installed in either a vertical or transverse position under the i MiEV’s floor.

Tesla squeeze, broadband charging, EV education, EPA science: Today's Car News

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Electric-car charging info site Chargeway sets up its first installations in Portland, Oregon. Portland, Oregon, startup Chargeway. The British parent of Virgin Media plans to use Virgin's broadband wiring to build public electric-car charging stations. And the EPA appointed a noted skeptic of climate action. All this and more on Green Car Reports. EPA charging Today in Car News

2019 48

Hillsboro, Oregon to Install 16 Coulomb Charging Stations

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The charging stations will be installed in downtown Hillsboro, including at a new intermodal transit facility to be built in 2009. Hillsboro is located 15 miles outside of Portland and is the home to more than 90,000 residents. The City of Hillsboro, Oregon plans to deploy 16 Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for plug-in and electric vehicles.

finally connected

DIY Electric Car

I do have to hand it to Jon at Portland Manufacturing, he did a great job fabricating this connector it fit like a glove, and after assembling the motor and trans. Finally, after cajoling the machinist for a month, I finally got my connector between the motor and trans.

Anyone got a clutch?

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The conversion process highly recommends installing a new clutch assembly, so I ordered a clutch kit from Driving Source NW in Salem, OR (part # POR055822) on December 27th.

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New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions completes New York’s first OppCharge interoperable on-route charger solution for transit buses

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Infrastructure Solutions is also currently overseeing and supporting similar on-route OppCharge charging deployments in Portland, OR, Minneapolis MN, and Vancouver, BC. New Flyer of America Inc.

2019 83

Balancing the Flywheel/Clutch

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I took the flywheel and clutch pressure plate to Portland Engine Rebuilders. Next Up: Taking a break for a few days and possibly installing the PakTrakr battery monitor Okay, since I take Fridays off, this gives me a chance to take the flywheel into a machine shop for balancing.

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materials and a simple fan shroud.

DIY Electric Car

As my parts have arrived in good condition, I have progressed from selecting, purchasing to installing the electronics for my conversion (phase 3). After installing them to the plastic fenders it soon became obvious that this was unacceptable, as the platform was bouncy, weak and unstable.

2010 130

A Very Dark Day with the Joule Chargers

Open Source Civic EV Kit

After installing several of the chargers, I observed the following: One failed to even start up (LEDs were flickering) Six didn't have their fan come on. EV Awareness Day here in Portland is only three weeks away and I've got to get this beast charging correctly.

2009 130

ICCT quantifies the EV charging infrastructure gap across US markets

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Shades of red indicate that less than 50% of the needed charging has been installed through the end of 2017, while blues indicate that more than 50% of charging needed in 2025 was in place by 2017.

2019 119

Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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Electrify America also will continue to invest in these Cycle 1 metros: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington, DC.

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Battery Boxes Have Shipped!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I ran out to United Welding Supply today in Portland (on NE MLK) and picked up 20 feet of 2/0 welding cable. a foot, that's the best price I've seen in the Portland area by far. If I don't do it now (before installing the battery boxes), it'll probably never happen. Electro Auto e-mailed me again today to say that the battery racks and boxes have shipped and should arrive on Tuesday! I'm curious what else is in this shipment.

2007 100

Letter from Copenhagen

Revenge of the Electric Car

Like Portland, like Paris, like Tel Aviv, like Tokyo, like Los Angeles, like Copenhagen, like Hawaii! Shai Agassi updated the world on Better Place’s plan to install fast-switch stations and quick chargers in Denmark, Israel, Tokyo, and the US. Late night on the streets of Copenhagen, and biting cold. It was a dark and snowy night. But what I really wanted was…a bicycle. Two weeks in on a trip to Denmark and my perspective on weather and transportation had shifted.

2010 133

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. With BMW’s continued support, EVgo plans to install 500 additional DC Fast Combo chargers by the end of 2018, with more than 600 charging stations in operation. Portland, OR.

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Bailouts and Beemers

Plugs and Cars

Portland's electric utility has already begun installing charging insfrastructure. The deck of cards, some might say house of cards, that is the American economy is being shuffled. A generation of deregulation has culminated with free-market ideologues and corporate chieftains begging for salvation from the federal government once-despised as mettlesome. Billions to bailout financial giants has been followed by a plea from the one-time Big Three.

2008 100

Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

In cities like San Francisco, Portland, Ore., But success or failure could turn on more mundane matters, like the time it takes car buyers to navigate a municipal bureaucracy to have charging stations installed in their homes. Peevey, leased an electric Mini Cooper, he said, it took six weeks of visits by installers and inspectors before he could plug in his new car at home. “It Eighteen more will be installed this year. “No Photo by Jim Wilson, New York Times.

2010 100

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Not to be outdone, on Tuesday the Norwegian electric car startup, Think, was in Portland being wooed by the state as one of 8 potential places to site their first car manufacturing facility in the United States. Portland is already an EV center and has been for 15 yrs.

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

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Coulomb Technologies announced that The Boeing Company has installed Coulomb’s ChargePoint stations for electric vehicles (EV) on four campuses; Bellevue, Wash., Portland, Ore., The sale and installation of the stations was completed by Coulomb’s distribution partner Charge Northwest. El Segundo, Calif. and Mesa, Ariz.

2012 80

Nissan begins deliveries of LEAF in UK

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Tony Whittaker, Sales Director at Cleaner Air Solutions in Durham, today took delivery of the first of five Nissan LEAFs the company is buying, at the Benfield Motor Group dealership on Portland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. There are programs under way to install around 1,300 charge points in the North East and 9,000 charge points across the UK by 2013. Nissan has begun deliveries of the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle to customers in the UK.

2011 71

Maxwell supplying ultracapacitors for light rail braking energy recuperation system; 2.8% energy savings

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is supplying ultracapacitors for an energy-saving braking energy recuperation system that American Maglev Technology (AMT), is installing on light rail vehicles operated by the Portland, Oregon area’s Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet).

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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. Additionally, one Level II station has been installed at the Hillsboro Civic Center, with two more to be completed by the end of October, 2010.

MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Installing a dedicated circuit panel say a 200 amp model could be an alternative or supplement to public fast charging stations. Write For GO About Advertise Contact Login Explore GO Media: News & Opinion Family & Lifestyle Business & Technology Gas 2.0 Like this post?

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Voith SensoTop technology nets up to 7% fuel savings for city transit buses

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Field tests were completed in Austin, TX, Lancaster, PA, Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, and San Mateo County, CA. Based on Voith’s tests and calculations, one of the transit authorities involved in the test can expect to save over $1,700 per year per bus by installing SensoTop technology, which would translate into over $560,000 in yearly savings if the entire fleet were equipped with SensoTop transmissions.

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 along Interstate 5 and Highway 101 on the West Coast, connecting metropolitan areas from Portland, Ore.,

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

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The seven cities with the highest electric vehicle share in 2014—San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, and Riverside—had two to seven times the average US electric vehicle share.

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RelayRides launches US-wide peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace; car2go car-sharing expands to new cities

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The company also recently announced an exclusive relationship that will allow millions of GM vehicle owners to leverage the OnStar system to rent out their idle cars through the RelayRides marketplace, with no additional hardware installation needed. Separately, Daimler car-sharing subsidiary car2go car2go North America, LLC, announced it will launch in two new cities: in Washington, DC beginning 24 March and in Portland, Oregon beginning 31 March.

2012 71

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Contact Pictures: small hi-res Michael Granoff, 2006 Prius, by Hymotion, from DC Toyota in Gaithersburg, MD, August, 2008, (Tenafly, NJ), Chris Cox, 2008 Prius, L5 by a123systems/Hymotion installed at Westboro Toyota Westboro MA, August 26, 2008 (Rockingham County, NH). About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

2007 41

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

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San Diego; Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; Beginning November 2010, charging stations will be installed at select locations, including several of the Enterprise “hybrid branches” – nearly 100 designated locations which offer hybrids and other environmentally-friendly rental options in 30 different markets. 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.

2010 80

Velocys sells its second commercial license for FT renewable diesel and jet technology to Red Rock Biofuels

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RRB is a subsidiary of IR1 Group LLC, which has 325 million gallons of installed biofuels capacity. Enough jet fuel will be produced by the plant to fuel 1,800 round trips per year from Portland, Oregon to San Francisco.

2018 85

NREL publishes online collection of case studies in EV deployment

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Manufacturers and public officials there are working with consumers to deploy charging equipment in 900 residences and 1,150 public locations in and between the cities of Portland, Salem, Eugene and Corvallis. The case study includes Oregon’s step-by-step process for permitting, installation and inspection of home charging equipment.

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.

2017 78

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.

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"Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update. from EVJerry back in DC with the "Spirit" Hanging out at the Beach!

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Note: the Green Train leave on its six week venture from Portland and is en route to DC. I checked with our manufacturer in China and the delivery schedule look like: -- Next delivery will be the end of December 2008. -- If everything goes smoothly, it will take about 4 weeks to arrive US Therefore I expect the pack could be installed on your PHEV from the beginning of February 2009!

2008 36

Jaguar Land Rover, Intel and Seeing Machines showcase driver attention-monitoring system At CES

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At the 2015 CES in Las Vegas this week, Seeing Machines is demonstrating its Driver Monitor System (DMS) in a Jaguar F-Type prototype developed jointly with Intel at Jaguar Land Rover’s new R&D facility in Portland, Oregon. To deliver the processing power required by the DMS system, Seeing Machines asked Intel to install hardware in the F-Type prototype based on its newest Intel Core i7 chips.