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. First discussed several years ago, the idea of a purchase rebate for cars that plug in hadn't made it through previous legislative sessions. rebates incentives plug-in cars state laws Oregon

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. Christened, the "Pinemobile," it was purchased back in August, and is living up to the expectations of its owner so far. plug-in cars Oregon

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

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When it comes to purchasing and promoting electric cars and clean energy, the West Coast stands apart. California leads the nation in policies encouraging electric-car adoption, and Washington and Oregon aren't far behind. oil California energy policy Washington State OregonIn fact, those three states may be poised to reduce their use of fossil fuels dramatically in coming years. DON'T MISS: West.

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.

Chevrolet purchasing and retiring up to $5M in carbon credits to help 11 colleges pay for efficiency projects

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Chevrolet is purchasing carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges in the US pay for energy efficiency-based carbon reductions. This helps ensure campuses can continue to receive funding from companies’ carbon purchases long after Chevrolet completes its carbon-reduction initiative next year. The GM brand will retire the carbon credits to benefit the climate instead of using them to offset the emissions of Chevrolet vehicles or operations.

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.

Bolt EV road trip, electric vs electrified, truck emissions, Oregon incentive: Today's Car News

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Today, electric-car sales in Canada, a new purchase rebate in Oregon, the importance of heavy-truck emissions, an ambitious EV road trip, and a car that drove itself off its own production line. All this and more on Green Car Reports. June's plug-in electric car sales for Canada are now in, and there's a new entrant that's soared to the top of the. Today in Car News

VW diesel buyback: Here's what it's like to be an owner, so far

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A Volkswagen TDI owner in Portland, Oregon, who's a good friend of this site is taking us along for the ride as he prepares to sell back his 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI. The car, which only has 43,000 miles on it, was purchased new from a Portland-area dealer and maintained very well. Our owner, who we're not naming to avoid any. emissions TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

Pacific states and BC agree to align GHG and clean energy policies; targeting 10% new vehicle ZEV purchases by 2016

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The Governors of California, Oregon and Washington and the Premier of British Columbia signed a regional agreement strategically to align policies to reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy. Oregon will build on existing programs to set a price on carbon emissions. Where possible, California, British Columbia, Oregon and Washington will link programs for consistency and predictability and to expand opportunities to grow the region''s low-carbon economy.

DOE finalizes $96.8M loan guarantee for Oregon Geothermal Project; supercritical binary geothermal cycle

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to construct a 23 megawatt (net) geothermal power project in Malheur County, in southeastern Oregon. The project’s total output will be sold to Idaho Power Company under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The US Department of Energy (DOE) finalized a $96.8 million Recovery Act supported loan guarantee to a project sponsored by US Geothermal, Inc. DOE initially offered a $102.2-million conditional commitment for the project in June 2010. Earlier post.).

Oregon Department of Transportation Issues RFP for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Equipment

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has issued a first-in-the-nation solicitation for charging equipment to service electric vehicles (EVs). At the request of local entities and electric utilities throughout the state, ODOT is using its public/private partnership authority to establish consistent standards and uniformity in building an EV charging infrastructure for Oregon. Oregon is poised to lead the nation in the early adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.

Oregon Governor Signs Bill Allowing Sale of Premium Gasoline Without Ethanol for Certain Non-Road Uses

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Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski recently signed HB 3497 to amend Oregon’s ethanol mandate by allowing service stations to sell premium, higher-octane gasoline without ethanol for certain uses. HB 3497 doesn’t repeal the mandate, but better enables loggers, snowmobilers, fisherman and others to purchase the fuel they need to operate their equipment safely and effectively. motor vehicles; A vintage aircraft, as defined by the Oregon.

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Mr. Kulongoski wants to make Oregon the go-to state for electric vehicle production. At a press event on Monday, Oregon’s governor, Ted Kulongoski, was talking up Nissan’s previously announced partnership with the state. electric car race with i MiEV in Oregon?

8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

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Californians have purchased or leased more than 100,000 ZEVs. The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. The 8 ZEV states are working together to develop incentives to encourage consumers and businesses to purchase ZEVs, as well as collaborating to streamline codes and regulations dealing with recharging and refueling infrastructure.

ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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California, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington—have electric vehicle sales shares that are approximately 2–4 times the national average. The sales dataset was purchased from IHS, and included electric vehicle regulations by make and model in each state in 2013.

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Nissan trialing eNV200 in Portland

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Nissan is working in collaboration with Portland (Oregon) General Electric (PGE) on a six-week trial to help determine the viability of an electric commercial vehicle in the US market. This year, Nissan is deploying two e-NV200 prototypes with companies such as PGE and FedEx in top US EV markets including California, Georgia, Oregon and Washington, DC to determine how businesses could use an all-electric cargo van to meet their day-to-day requirements.

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 Office of Federal Sustainability is inviting State, county and municipal government fleets to join forces with Federal agencies to maximize their collective buying power, and aggregate their EV and charging infrastructure purchases. The Office of Federal Sustainability will partner with government and agency fleet purchasers to coordinate and aggregate the purchasing of EV fleets, with distinct acquisition procurement strategies to be determined. University of Oregon.

Polk: 35% of hybrid owners buying hybrids again

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While the selection of hybrid models in the US has more than doubled since 2007, only 35% of hybrid vehicle owners choose to purchase a hybrid again when returning to market in 2011, according to recent analysis by Polk. Polk’s assessment of hybrid loyalty by quarter. Data: Polk.

Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Navigant’s analysis indicates that only buyers in California and Oregon will purchase sufficient numbers of vehicles in order to meet the ZEV requirement in 2018 and 2019. First, there are more products available for purchase with new entrants ready to boost the market profile.

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EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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However, the incentive does not apply to the purchase of PHEVs. Nine states have agreed to follow California’s ZEV mandate: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus

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Separately, Proterra announced it has been selected by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) in a significant RFP solicitation for a statewide master contract for Heavy-duty Transit Vehicles and a multi-vendor contract for the purchase of multiple public transportation vehicles.

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

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regulation, purchasing incentives), local policy (e.g., There are substantial purchase incentives in California, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Washington.

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

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While the most populous states will see the highest sales volumes, with California, New York and Florida likely leading the way, as a percentage of total vehicle sales, smaller states will lead, with Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, DC, and Delaware among the top states for PEV penetration. The second highest penetration rate will be in California (5.4%), followed by Oregon (5.4%), Washington, D.C.

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Oregon has a Chief EV Officer to promote EV use. Illinois provides a $4,000 state tax incentive for purchases and reduced registration fees. Texas is planning to offer a $2,500 state rebate for EV purchases. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013.

Chevrolet Canada begins taking orders for the Volt starting at C$41,545; Volts a showroom draw in US

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Almost nine of 10 customers who traded in a vehicle as part of their purchase are new to the Chevrolet brand. Deliveries begin in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii in the third quarter. Participating Chevrolet dealers in seven key launch markets across Canada have begun taking orders for the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Volt, with an MSRP starting at C$41,545 (US$43,568).

Xfuels and Converde forming gas-to-liquids JV

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The JV, named Area 2 Energy, holds producing natural gas assets in Southern Alberta currently has 300 producing Natural Gas Wells connected to the pipeline with purchase and significant established operator contracts already in place. Converde (51% share) purchased the wells early May with the intent to build a pilot Gas To Liquids (GTL) plant on the site. Xfuels Inc. and Canada-based Converde Inc. have signed a joint venture agreement with Converde Inc.

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My 2007 Dream Project

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After seeing the movie Who Killed The Electric Car , I got the nutty idea earlier this year to purchase an all-electric vehicle to commute to work. I was going to purchase an NmG from Myers Motors , but found the driver compartment a bit crowded and the driving range limited (only about 40 miles). I'm currently working with Craig Loughlin out at Camp914 to purchase a 1976 Porsche 914 for the conversion.

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Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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The governors of 8 states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—have signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) to take specific actions to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the roads in their states by 2025, along with the refueling infrastructure required to support those vehicles.

Mascoma and Lallemand Ethanol Technology enter commercial agreement with Pacific Ethanol for drop-in MGT yeast product

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Mascoma Corporation, developer of a consolidated bioprocessing platform (CBP) for renewable fuels, and Lallemand Ethanol Technology, a leading supplier of fermentation ingredients to fuel ethanol producers, have entered into a commercial agreement with Pacific Ethanol Columbia, LLC, the owner of the ethanol production facility located in Boardman, Oregon and operated by Pacific Ethanol, Inc.,

Nissan launching upgraded 2012 LEAF in new US markets

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After the prioritized ordering phase for existing reservations in those markets, Nissan on 4 August will open new reservations and orders to the general public, both in these new markets, as well as places where the Nissan LEAF already has been on sale (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington). While 82% have never previously owned a Nissan, 75% considered no other vehicle than the Nissan LEAF in their purchase decision. Nissan North America Inc.

ICCT assesses factors driving EV market in US cities

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The San Jose area had the highest share at 10%, followed by other California areas (4% to 6%) and markets in Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington (2% to 4%).

Velocys raises £52 ($85) million for smaller scale GTL

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A $70-million endorsement of the company’s customer Red Rock Biofuels, received as a grant from the US Department of Defense to construct a 1,100 bpd biomass-to-liquids plant in Oregon using Velocys technology ( earlier post ). Southwest Airlines also recently signed an agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel.

USDA providing $9.6M to create 9,000 acres of BCAP project areas for non-food energy crop production

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ReEnergy Holdings LLC, has three committed facilities dedicated to purchasing from growers in the project area. USDA selected nine project areas in FY 2011, which resulted in the approval of more than 860 producer contracts to grow camelina, hybrid poplar, warm season grasses and giant miscanthus on almost 50,000 enrolled acres in project areas covering 168 counties in 10 states: Arkansas, California, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.

Fluor becomes majority investor in NuScale Power and enters small modular reactor market

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an Oregon-based small modular reactor (SMR) technology company. As part of its investment, Fluor has purchased the company’s shares that had previously been in U.S. Fluor Corporation has committed to making an investment exceeding $30 million in NuScale Power LLC.,

The EV Project Expands to Texas; Overall Value of Charging Infrastructure Project Now at $230M

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announced its second expansion of The EV Project, resulting in a charging infrastructure network in sixteen cities located in six states—Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Tennessee and Texas—as well as the District of Columbia. Purchasers of a Chevrolet Volt who qualify for EV Project participation in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas will receive a free home charger and credit toward the installation of the charger. ECOtality, Inc.

Gasoline Consumption in Northwest Rose in 2009

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Sightline Institute reports that drivers in the Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington used more gasoline last year, reversing a decade-long trend of declining personal gas consumption. Idaho drivers—already the highest per-capita consumers in the region—led the Northwest by increasing their gasoline purchases by nearly 4%. Washington and Oregon saw per capita increases of less than 1%, which is a departure from the states’ nearly uninterrupted decline since 1999.

Visiting Synkromotive and Learning about Deka 9A31s

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It turns out that, up until last year, all the public buses for Oregon and Washington used four Deka group 31 batteries in them. On a brighter note, I attended the Meeting of the Minds conference over the past two days and Oregon Governor Kulongowski announced a long term plan for supporting plug-in vehicles through a charging infrastructure and fleet purchases. I visted Synkromotive two days ago to look into becoming a Beta tester of their new motor controller.

Cal Energy Commission approves ~$9M for DC fast chargers; $12.6M for NGV incentives

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state freeways and highways to allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to the Oregon border without worrying about running out of energy. million in funding to the Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project (NGVIP), which offers incentives for the purchase of natural gas vehicles.

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Clean Energy Capital to develop first commercial-scale sugarcane ethanol plant in US

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Other states are considering adoption of the same low carbon fuel standard as California, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The business model locks in prices with long-term contracts for the sale of the ethanol to a major international oil company and the purchase of the sugarcane from local farmers.

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