Oregon’s Lane Transit orders 19 New Flyer electric buses and infrastructure

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New Flyer of America has received a new contract from the Lane Transit District (LTD) in Oregon for 19 battery-electric forty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit buses. The order includes six depot chargers and commissioning by New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions, supporting electric bus deployment in Eugene-Springfield, Oregon, and Metro Area where LTD delivers more than 10 million bus rides annually.

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U Oregon researchers use machine learning algorithms to provide bicyclists with Green Wave capability; communicating with traffic signals

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A team at the University of Oregon is working to give bicyclists smoother rides by allowing them to communicate with traffic signals via a mobile app. Developed and tested in earlier phases of the project, the app allows cyclists to passively communicate with traffic signals along a busy bike corridor in Eugene, Oregon. The latest report to come out of this multi-project research effort introduces machine-learning algorithms to work with their mobile app FastTrack.

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New Flyer selected for the State of Oregon Transit Bus Cooperative Agreement

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announced that New Flyer has been selected by the Oregon State Government as an approved supplier of heavy-duty low-floor transit buses to the State of Oregon Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Price Agreement. New Flyer of America Inc.

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As Dangerous Heat Becomes Norm in Pacific Northwest, Will Oregon Pass Needed Climate Bills?

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Courtesy of Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation By Kristina Dahl, Senior Climate Scientist Oregon and Washington are bracing for record-breaking heat this weekend. The post As Dangerous Heat Becomes Norm in Pacific Northwest, Will Oregon Pass Needed Climate Bills?

Oregon transit district buying 11 New Flyer electric buses and 7 ABB depot chargers

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Lane Transit District (LTD) in Oregon has awarded New Flyer a contract for 11 Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses, including seven ABB depot chargers to support electric bus infrastructure development. In assessing its transition to sustainable mobility, LTD employed a partnership with the University of Oregon (UO) to study opportunities and challenges.

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U Oregon team advances effectiveness of catalytic water dissociation in bipolar membranes

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Researchers at the University of Oregon have advanced the effectiveness of the catalytic water dissociation reaction in bipolar membranes. Boettcher, a professor in the UO’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and founding director of the Oregon Center for Electrochemistry.

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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 ). It also extends the target date for standard compliance from the year 2020 to 2025, directs the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission to adopt provisions to manage and contain costs, and add exemptions for fuels used for specified purposes.

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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. UPS has introduced its first eBike in the US. UPS anticipates this eBike prototype could become a component of its delivery capabilities in some other cities across the country. UPS eBike with UPS Chairman and CEO David Abney. Click to enlarge.

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. It is part of a larger effort on Oregon’s part to reduce harmful emissions and help stop global climate change.

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Oregon's Pitch To Electric-Car Industry: Come Test New Stuff Here!

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However, just to the north, the small state of Oregon has long been a pioneer and a trendsetter when it comes to electric mobility. Drive Oregon, the nonprofit trade association that has led much of this work over the past few years, recently unveiled a new campaign inviting. portland plug-in cars state laws transportation policy OregonWhen it comes to raw numbers of electric cars sold, California leads.

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NFI Additional E-Buses for Oregon’s Lane Transit for 19 Battery-Electric Transit Buses

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The post NFI Additional E-Buses for Oregon’s Lane Transit for 19 Battery-Electric Transit Buses appeared first on EV Obsession.

Oregon State team demonstrates pathway to proton batteries; Grotthuss proton conduction

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A team led by researchers at Oregon State University have demonstrated that diffusion may not be necessary to transport ionic charges inside a hydrated solid-state structure of a battery electrode. The discovery potentially could shift the whole paradigm of high-power electrochemical energy storage with new design principles for electrodes, said Xianyong Wu, a postdoctoral scholar at OSU and the first author of the paper published in the journal Nature Energy.

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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 That''s because it created a position within its Department of Transportation for a "Chief EV Officer"--a person charged specifically with overseeing efforts to encourage electric-car adoption. Ashley Horvat has held that position for the past five.

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 HighwayIt's the only state to have appointed an Electric Car Czar as a state employee, it started work on the West Coast Electric Highway fully five years ago (California is just now funding its share of those chraging sites), and it.

Oregon DEQ seeking public comments on implementing Low Carbon Fuel Standard before sunset in 2015

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Oregon’s Department on Environmental Quality (DEQ) is inviting public comment on a proposed rulemaking that would fully implement Oregon’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The first phase required Oregon producers and importers of fuels to register with DEQ, keep records and submit reports about the fuels they currently supply. Oregon Environmental Quality Commission authority to adopt these rules expires in 2015 under the current legislation.

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Oregon mulls bonuses for salespeople who sell electric cars

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The Beaver State, otherwise known as Oregon, may implement an intriguing solution to spur higher sales of electric vehicles. sales dealers incentives New car sales Dealership plug-in cars state laws OregonA new piece of legislation introduced in the state senate calls for a $1 million fund to provide $250 bonuses to salespeople each time they sell an electric vehicle, according to Charged. The bill would, however, exempt.

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. Two weeks ago, California utility PG&E received approved to install 7,500 public charging stations for plug-in vehicles.

Honda Clarity Electric in California and Oregon dealerships; $269/mo

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan arrived at the beginning of August in select dealerships in California and Oregon. In addition, if they apply, California and Oregon customers may qualify for their state’s rebates of $2,500 once they become available. With an introductory lease price of $269 (plus tax) a month for 36 months, the lease terms include an allowance of 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance. Earlier post.).

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

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Researchers at Oregon State University have shown that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery (KIB)—a discovery that could offer a challenge and sustainable alternative to the widely-used lithium-ion battery (LIB). Their findings are published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. A patent is pending on the new technology.

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Oregon passes electric-car purchase rebates up to $2,500; new EV fees delayed to 2020

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It's taken a while, but Oregon will now have a state electric-car purchase incentive that largely matches those in its neighbor to the south, California. rebates incentives plug-in cars state laws OregonFirst discussed several years ago, the idea of a purchase rebate for cars that plug in hadn't made it through previous legislative sessions. This year proved different, with the rebate included.

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. Additionally, since the beginning of the Administration, USDA Rural Development has invested nearly $24 million in 413 renewable energy projects in Oregon.

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Drive Oregon goes Forth: new name, broader mission, more states

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Oregon is a state that punches well above its weight in promoting and adopting zero-emission vehicles and plug-in electric cars. Connectivity portland Car Sharing Autonomous cars plug-in cars OregonSmaller than California, it offers a laboratory where EV makers can try out new programs and experiment with new marketing and charging programs to see how they work. That was the pitch, at least, from the state-funded.

2018 Honda Clarity Electric hits dealerships in California and Oregon with $199 lease deal

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The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric car rolled into California and Oregon dealerships this week, but nobody can buy it. California lease price new cars OregonIt's only available for lease for $199 a month for 36 months with $1,499 due at signing. That figure reflects the $7,500 federal tax credit, which Honda finance will keep as part of the capitalized cost reduction of the lease. CHECK.

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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.

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Oregon To Test Nation's First Per-Mile Road Fee In Lieu Of Gas Taxes

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Green Gas Tax Infrastructure Oregon plug-in cars state laws taxes As cars get more efficient, their owners spend less money on fuel. That''s good for their wallets and for the environment, but not so good for the nation''s infrastructure. That''s because road maintenance is heavily reliant on revenue from gas taxes, and that revenue is shrinking as cars use less fuel--and those that run on grid electricity use none.

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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. Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program currently is in a state of suspended animation, the governor’s office said.

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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. The electric tall wagon went on sale in the Golden State late last year, and an unexpectedly positive response led Kia to accelerate its plans to sell the plug-in vehicle in other states.

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Oregon opens first phase of West Coast Electric Highway

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), along with charging station partner AeroVironment and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), opened the first phase of the West Coast Electric Highway, which is anticipated to eventually stretch along Interstate 5 from the Canadian to Mexican borders. Plans call for more than 40 additional charging stations from AeroVironment to be operational in Oregon and Washington by the end of the year.

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

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Of the 20 dealers in the region, 12 will be located in Washington and eight in Oregon. The four new chargers added to Oregon’s current network of 815 DC fast chargers will increase fast-charger availability by 15% in the Portland metro area and 5% statewide. 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.

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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 OregonElectric-car ownership allows you to break free from petroleum dependence—and to instead plug in and spend your energy dollars locally and regionally, on energy from the grid.

Oregon Legislature passes coal transition bill; coal power out by 2035, 50% renewables by 2040

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The Oregon Legislative Assembly approved a landmark bill that will commit the state to eliminate its use of coal power by 2035 and double the amount of renewable energy serving Oregonians to 50% by 2040. Otherwise known as the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition plan, Senate Bill 1547-B received final approval on the Senate floor Wednesday after the Oregon House approved the bill in a 38-20 bipartisan vote on Tuesday.

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How to Find EV Incentives in Portland, Oregon EV Incentives: Make Your Investment Even Smarter

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For businesses based in Portland, Oregon, EV incentives are available at both the state and local level, and are among the most attractive and encompassing benefits in the entire country. EV Connect has extensive experience with Oregon’s wide array of EV credits, rebates and incentives.

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

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The battery-electric Fiat 500e is now available as a 2015 model year at Fiat studios in California and Oregon for $199 a month for 36 months with $999 due at signing. Sales of the Fiat 500e expanded to Oregon earlier this year. Previously, the all-electric Fiat had been sold only in California since its introduction in 2013. 2015 Fiat 500e. Click to enlarge. The Fiat 500e offers EPA tested 87 miles of driving range and 108 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) highway rating.

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Chevrolet Spark EV priced below $25,000 with tax incentives; Oregon and Canada added to markets

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In addition to previously announced markets including California and South Korea, Spark EV will also go on sale in participating dealerships throughout Oregon, Canada and other global markets. The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV ( earlier post ), introduced today ahead of the Los Angeles International Auto Show, will be priced under $25,000 with tax incentives.

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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. House Bill 2180 , which passed overwhelmingly, Creates specific tax credit for purchasers of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and related equipment.

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Polk County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office running 10 patrol cars on propane

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The Polk County, Oregon, Sheriff’s Office is running 10 patrol cars converted to propane autogas, including seven Ford Crown Vics, two Chevy Tahoes and one Ford F-350 pickup truck; the office expects to save more than $20,000 every year by using the alternative fuel.

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

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded researchers at Oregon State University a $2-million grant to further the development of a diatom-based photosynthetic biorefinery. Photo courtesy of Oregon State University) Click to enlarge. Diatoms such as this may be used to create multiple products at one time, such as biofuels and electronic materials, in the process making this approach to producing fuel more cost-effective.

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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.

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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.). About a hundred of the electric minicars arrived last week at the San

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Oregon State Senate rejects measure removing sunset of state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; shutdown in 2015

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The Oregon State Senate has rejected SB 488 , a measure that would have repealed the sunset on provisions of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in the state in 2015. Like the LCFS in California, the Oregon LCFS targets a 10% reduction in the carbon intensity of vehicle fuels by 2025. The Oregon LCFS is currently being implemented in two phases. Opponents of the Oregon LCFS approved of the Senate’s action.

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Oxford Catalysts selected as FT provider for 1,100 bpd BTL plant in Oregon

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The proposed BTL facility, led by Red Rock Biofuels, a subsidiary of IR1 Group LLC, an experienced biofuels project developer, will be located in Oregon and will be designed to convert some 170,000 tons per year of forestry derived biomass into approximately 1,100 bpd of liquid transportation fuels. Oxford Catalysts Group has been selected as the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology provider for the design and possible construction of a commercial Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL) plant in the US.

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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.

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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. The Nissan Sway concept sets the look for future small cars, but could it. Today in Car News

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