Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

Green Car Reports

It’s already been four years since Portland really charged ahead in its commitment to electric cars with Electric Avenue, a project that designated a city block of parking spots plug-in-only, peppered the block with a variety of charger hardware, and let EV owners have at it.

Go Forth Electric Vehicle Showcase in Portland: lessons learned

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sales portland plug-in cars education OregonOne of the challenges in getting car shoppers to consider plug-in electric vehicles is the education required. Tesla attacked this problem head on, opening its stores in malls and other sites where potential future buyers could dip their toes in and start to learn about electric cars without being pressured to sign on the line. But at all other.

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Portland Car2Go Car-Sharing Fleet To Get Bike Racks

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For Portlanders, that will soon be a real possibility, as 250 vehicles in its Car2Go fleet will get bike racks. Portland was one of the first U.S. bike bicycle portland Car Sharing car2go youtube Oregon

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

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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. 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. However, there's one place where speed just isn't that important.

Federal funds to back Portland storefront for electric-car marketing, pop-up roadshows

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The advocacy group plans to set up a permanent storefront in downtown Portland that will showcase a variety of electric. Marketing Department of Energy portland DOE plug-in cars education OregonThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that it would award almost $1 million to Drive Oregon over three years, to fund a regional marketing campaign that will promote the benefits of electric cars to regional consumers.

Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride

Green Car Reports

If Warren Buffett needed to catch a ride across town, we suspect he might do it exactly the way that we did this past week: in an all-electric BYD bus. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway famously invested big in China’s BYD Motors in late 2008 -- likely spurred by the company’s innovative battery technology, bullish plans for electric

BMW Electric SUV, Natural-Gas Taxes, Portland's Electric Avenue: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, BMW mulls an all-electric SUV, Congress passes fairer tax rules for natural gas, and Portland's Electric Avenue electric-car charging area moves and expands. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We have more information on Toyota's plans to expand California hydrogen fueling infrastructure for the 2016 Mirai. Congress passes new tax. Today in Car News

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

Green Car Reports

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? 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? Well, Jeff Allen isn't having any of it. He wants to talk about hot dogs, and buns.

First UPS US delivery eBike debuts in Portland, Oregon

Green Car Congress

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. UPS has introduced its first eBike in the US.

Best-Selling Nissan In Portland: Leaf Electric Car--Due To Electric Highway?

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Not Corollas or Ford Focus countrywide, of course--but apparently every other Nissan vehicle in March, in Portland, Oregon. We''ve already asked whether the Tesla Model S sells more units than the equivalent BMW, Audi or Mercedes--and now Nissan is outselling regular vehicles with its Leaf.

Car2go adds electric cars as Portland membership soar

Green Cars News

Over in Portland in the USA, one of the most recent cities to join the club, the car2go has seen more than [.]. It feels like we never stop talking about the car2go car club-but then it is hard to deny that the service has witnessed phenomenal growth since it first launched in Germany in 2009. Green credentials car club Car2go Daimler smart USA

Electric-car discovery, education centers are now a thing

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portland plug-in cars charging education Shopping Advice Charging stations TorontoBreaking with routine and tradition is never easy, especially when it comes to buying, owning, and operating a vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine. Around the world, roughly 1 billion vehicle owners stop at fuel stations and keep cars powered by fossil fuels running—and have done for a century now. Inevitably, it will take more.

Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

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Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State OregonWhen it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD.

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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. Portland is one of the first markets to receive Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” promotion, which provides two years of no-cost public charging to customers who purchase or lease a new Nissan LEAF beginning 1 April 2014.

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

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Connectivity portland Car Sharing Autonomous cars plug-in cars OregonOregon is a state that punches well above its weight in promoting and adopting zero-emission vehicles and plug-in electric cars. Smaller 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.

Portland Welcomes Electric Avenue, Showcases Charging Stations

Green Car Reports

These are just two of the questions Portland State University and Portland General Electric Co. Which electric car charging station is the best? And just how are public charging stations getting used? are hoping to answer with a two-year research project into electric car charging stations and their usage. Rather than concentrate on just one

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

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portland plug-in cars state laws transportation policy OregonWhen it comes to raw numbers of electric cars sold, California leads. 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.

Electric-Car Incentive Considered In Oregon: $3,000 "Cash On The Hood"

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Incentives and Rebates Oregon portland Oregon has quite the reputation for being electric-vehicle friendly. 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.

Fast-Charging Adds Appeal To Electric Cars—Especially In Portland

Green Car Reports

If you plan to get a Nissan Leaf or Mitsubishi i (or already have one), and you live in Portland, Oregon, consider yourself fortunate. The same goes for a handful of places including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and certain corridors in Tennessee, Arizona, and Texas—as well as, perhaps, the Chicago and Detroit areas. Because all of these

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). Through Zipcar’s program with ECOtality, members who reserve Honda Fit EVs in Portland will have full access to ECOtality’s Blink Network of charging stations located throughout the Portland area if they are in need of a charge during their reservation. Zipcar, Inc.

Portland, Oregon: Why Is It A Leading Electric Vehicle Market?

All Cars Electric

No question about it, Portland, Oregon, is an early-adopter market for electric vehicles, and one of the leading EV markets in the U.S. The Rose City, as it's nicknamed, is already home to the first—and only, with the Vacaville, California charger down—publicly accessible Level 3 quick-charging station in the U.S., allowing more than

Portland, Dallas Have Most Electric Car Charging Stations Per Head

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According to PlugShare (via good.is), however, Portland, Oregon and Dallas, Texas top the list. Ask most Americans to name the cities with the most public charging stations for electric cars per head of population, and they’ll likely mention Los Angeles and perhaps San Francisco. PlugShare, the social network devoted to finding and sharing

Tesla Trips Limousine Service Approved In Portland, Will Use Model S Sedans

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If you live in Portland, you''ll now be able to do so in the back of a Tesla Model S, thanks to Tesla Trips. The company, which normally organizes road trips around Oregon in the cars, applied back in April for a license to serve Portland as an executive limo service. The City of Portland has now Want to move around the city with minimal stress?

Selling an electric car is easy, says creator of fictional Chevy Jolt EV

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Green Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept Chevy Marketing plug-in cars portlandFirst, there was the Volt. Then came the Bolt, later renamed the Bolt EV. Now, there's the Jolt EV, the third Chevrolet electrical car. At least, that's what appeared on a website a few weeks ago—the all-electric Chevrolet Jolt EV, a sporty two-door coupe offering more than 230 miles of estimated range. DON'T MISS: Is Chevy Bolt EV's Main.

Brammo and VA Tech win TTXGP at Portland Raceway, after MotoCzysz pulls out

National Green Transportation

This weekend the TTXGP electric motorcycle race series came to Portland International Raceway, for not only electric motorcycle racing action, but as a showcase for green technologies, and green transportation choices.

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

Green Car Reports

As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met in Portland for a two-day summit and united to reduce carbon emissions on a regional level.

Curbside EV Charging Comes to Portland OR

Plugs and Cars

Curbside EV Charging Stations are sprouting in Portland Oregon. Full story here. Hat tip to David W

Brammo and VA Tech win TTXGP at Portland Raceway, after MotoCzysz pulls out

National Green Transportation

This weekend the TTXGP electric motorcycle race series came to Portland International Raceway, for not only electric motorcycle racing action, but as a showcase for green technologies, and green transportation choices.

Volkswagen e-Golf Climate Control: How Much Does A/C Impact Range?

Green Car Reports

In Portland, Oregon, where we’re putting our long-term Volkswagen e-Golf to the test, it’s been one of the hottest summers on record. So far in the summer of 2015, Portland has had more than 25 days reaching 90 degrees or more, as well as multiple 100-degree days—in all, some serious heatwaves. Yet we’ve been keeping our. Efficiency EVs 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Six-Month Road Test

80-Foot Long Electric Bus Concept From Poland: Uses Fuel Cells Too

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DON''T MISS: Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride The 24-meter (78.7 Aggressive promotion by carmakers is slowly getting the public used to the idea of electric vehicles, but probably not ones like this. This massive plug-in electric bus concept comes from Polish bus-maker Solaris--and it uses fuel cells too.

Tesla Opens Portland Store, Passes A Million Visitors So Far In 2012

Green Car Reports

By the sales numbers—even if you consider the 20,000 Model S sedans (which Green Car Reports drove this week, with a first drive review and video post) the company hopes to sell annually—Tesla Motors [NYSE: TSLA] is a small niche automaker. But based on what the upstart electric automaker has seen so far this year, there’s a lot

Going to the Portland Better Living Show

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I spent over seven hours on my feet at the Portland Better Living Show displaying the 914. Yesterday was a long day. My throat was hoarse at the end of the day from answering the same questions many times.

Tesla music, 2018 Leaf self-driving, renewable battle, Chargeway electric-car signs: Today's Car News

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We've been on the road attending the EV Roadmap 10 conference in Portland, which just ended, explaining why our. Today, one of the better electric-car ideas we've seen in years, a Tesla question about music, a scientific controversy turned bitter, and a bit more information on the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Notes from the road: a guest post from Portland

Revenge of the Electric Car

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. But the evening and the film undoubtedly left its mark on Portland and has given us another epic night to talk about for years to come.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Onboard Dynamics receives $3M from ARPA-E, others for innovative CNG refueling technology

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ObDI ), an innovator in compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling, has received $3 million from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), Portland Seed Fund, NW Natural and other utilities, and private investors. Onboard Dynamics, Inc.

Ford to prepare electric vehicles for Portland

Green Cars News

The city of Portland in Oregon will soon reap the rewards of a new collaboration between one of its leading utilities and the Ford Motor Company. The car manufacturer has teamed up with Portland General Electric to prepare the city for the operation of electric vehicles. Tags: Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news electric vehicles Ford electric vehicles Ford Focus electric Ford Transit Electric Oregon Portland Portland General Electric

Are Electric Cars A Sales Failure, Or Sold Out Due To Demand?

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Some Nissan dealers in Portland, Oregon, even say the Leaf electric car is now their best-selling passenger car. You see it all over: the meme that "electric cars are a sales failure."

car2go adding 30 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles to Portland operations

Green Car Congress

car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will add 30 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles (EV) to the car2go Portland, Oregon carsharing network. The EVs will join the 250 smart fortwo cars that were introduced when car2go launched in Portland on 31 March 2012. The company has registered more than 6,000 new members within the first 100 days of operations in Portland. —Mayor Sam Adams of The City of Portland.

Portland approves electric-vehicle friendly plan

National Green Transportation

The Portland Oregon city council voted yesterday to approve policies meant to speed up electric vehicle adoption. This adopts proposals in a report titled "Electric Vehicles: The Portland Way".