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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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. House Bill 2180 , which passed overwhelmingly, Creates specific tax credit for purchasers of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and related equipment. Limits tax credits for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles that are not designed for electric plug-in charging to vehicles purchased before January 1, 2010.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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?

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.

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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

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.

Study urges tougher target for California LCFS; up to 26% by 2030 under high performance scenario

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Refineries and fuel importers can reduce carbon intensity by either selling fuels that have lower carbon intensity or by purchasing credits generated by sellers of lower-carbon fuels, such as electricity, renewable natural gas, ethanol, biodiesel or renewable diesel.

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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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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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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.

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13 environmental groups urge USPS to select plug-ins for next-generation delivery vehicles

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The USPS operates a fleet of more than 200,000 vehicles in all areas of the United States and its territories; approximately 163,000 of these are right-hand drive, light-duty carrier route vehicles (CRVs) purchased between 1987 and 2001. Oregon Environmental Council.

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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.

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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.

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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%).

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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.,

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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.

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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.

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Chevrolet Spark EV to lease for as low as $199 per month; MSRP $27,945 pre-incentives

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An option is available to purchase at lease end for an amount to be determined at lease signing. The Spark EV will be available at select Chevrolet dealers throughout California and Oregon beginning mid-June 2013. Spark EV. Click to enlarge.

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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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Visiting Synkromotive and Learning about Deka 9A31s

Open Source Civic EV Kit

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

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The Oregon Legislature is contemplating bills that provide credits for both manufacturers and purchasers of electric cars. PT ALL OREGON FORUMS » THE ARGUS • 529 Scam • Our Epidemic • Bravo • Whats in a Name?

ECOtality’s eTec Finalizes $99.8M Transportation Electrification Project with DOE

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The final scope of work for The Electric Vehicle (EV) Project will include the deployment of 10,950 Level 2 (220V) chargers, 260 Level 3 fast-chargers and 4,700 Nissan LEAF zero-emission electric vehicles in five states: Arizona, California, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington. The site is designed to provide general information about The EV Project and provides information about how to purchase a Nissan LEAF and sign-up to receive free charge infrastructure at a home or business.

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EPA Awards $20M in Recovery Act Funding for Clean Diesel Finance Program

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These recovery act grants will fund the purchase of new, cleaner or retrofitted vehicles and equipment. Oregon-based Cascade Sierra Solutions: $9 million for revolving loan, lease or bond programs to replace older diesel trucks or upgrade them with clean, fuel saving technologies such as idle reduction equipment, fuel efficient tires and aerodynamic devices.

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An Easy EV Conversion Kit For People

Open Source Civic EV Kit

This project started about a month ago when I became co-chair of the Oregon Electric Vehicles Association. While people can purchase neighborhood electric vehicles today for about $10K, they only have a top speed of 35 miles an hour or so, essentially glorified golf-carts. After spending the past year and a half converting a Porsche 914 to an electric vehicle, I decided to expand my horizons by designing an open-source electric vehicle (EV) conversion kit for a commonly used car.

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Prius Plug-In eligibile for a $1,500 California consumer incentive plus $2,500 Federal tax credit

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The CVRP program offers rebates to individuals, business owners, non-profit groups, and government entities that purchase or lease new eligible zero-emission or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. These grants are available when a vehicle is either purchased or leased for 36 months or longer. Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. announced that the 2012 Prius Plug-in has been approved for the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program ( CVRP ).

GE Receives $1.4B Contract to Supply Turbines for Largest Wind Farm Yet Built in the US

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billion contract from independent power producer Caithness Energy to supply wind turbines and provide services for an 845-megawatt (MW) wind farm project to be located in Oregon. Stretching across 30 square miles of Gilliam and Morrow Counties in north-central Oregon, near the town of Arlington, the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat project marks the US debut and largest single global order of GE’s 2.5xl wind turbines, which has been proven in Europe and Asia. GE has received a $1.4

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