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Alcoa to restart curtailed aluminum smelting capacity at Portland Aluminium in Australia

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Alcoa Corporation announced that the Portland Aluminium joint venture plans to restart 35,000 metric tons per year (mtpy) of curtailed capacity at its aluminum smelter in the State of Victoria in Australia. The project is expected to create approximately 30 permanent roles at the smelter and about 50 temporary construction positions.

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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. The program was funded in part with a $3.4-million

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Maine’s first electric public transit buses hit the road in Portland

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Maine’s first electric public transit vehicles – four Proterra ZX5 35-foot buses – went into service on the streets of Portland yesterday. The post Maine’s first electric public transit buses hit the road in Portland appeared first on Electrek.

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Formula E to race in Portland for first time ever per revised season 9 schedule

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The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has posted a revised season 9 schedule that now includes Portland, Oregon. The approved race also makes Portland the only stop in the US for Formula E this coming season. The post Formula E to race in Portland for first time ever per revised season 9 schedule appeared first on Electrek.

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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. If we determine that e-NV200 fits into the US commercial vehicle market, we expect that Portland would be a leading driver for sales as well.

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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). Zipcar, Inc. Charging stations for the EVs are provided by ECOtality, Inc.

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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. That model serves as a guidepost for the company’s new program in Portland. Portland was a logical choice for the first US deployment as UPS already uses traditional bicycles for delivery seasonally in the city.

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