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Become an EV Ambassador!
EV Ambassadors is a group of EV owners in the Northwest who want to share their electric experience with the community. EV Ambassadors help educate people about EVs by showing off their vehicle and talking about the benefits of going electric. Whether you use your electric-assist bike to get around town, or own a Tesla, you can help spread the word about going electric. The general public still knows very little about EVs, how they work, and the many benefits they can provide. People who... Read More
  The latest iteration of the EV Roadmap workshop series held in Portland July 30th, 31st attracted industry leaders, policy makers and advocates from around the country for in depth look into emerging issues shaping the electric vehicle market. The EV Roadmap 6 conference brought together a diversity of electric vehicle community interests, with representatives from city, state and federal government agencies, utilities, non-profit organizations, marketing firms, start up companies and... Read More
Ford Motor Company showcased its Power of Choice Tour and clean vehicle lineup in Portland last week, where community leaders, general public and media were given the opportunity to take Ford’s all-electric, hybrid and fuel-efficient gas-powered vehicles on Portland downtown streets. Ford is differentiating itself from competitors by offering a suite of green driving options, all designed to meet today’s diverse range of driving needs. Electrification is an important piece of Ford’s overall... Read More
eGallon: Compare the costs of driving
The US Department of Energy recently released the eGallon calculator. eGallon provides a quick and simple answer to the question of the cost of fueling an EV. The price of an eGallon tells consumers how much it costs to drive an EV the same distance you could go on a gallon of unleaded gasoline in a similar car. The site includes prices for an eGallon nationally and by state compared to the price for a gallon of gasoline. In Oregon (see above graphic), the EV savings is $2.79 per gallon,... Read More
Faces of GM: Portland's Electric Avenue
Electric Avenue in Portland, is a hub for transportation powered by electricity. Streetcars and an aerial tram converge in an area populated with charging stations for electric vehicles. George Beard, Portland State University, believes this is a glimpse into the future of transportation. Watch this interview from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.    
  Join Drive Oregon and Oregon Environmental Council on Wednesday, February 6 to celebrate Oregon's leadership in the advanced transportation sector! Wednesday, February 6, 8am to 2pmOregon State Capitol Building Register Have a question about the event? Email the event host.;0074965c0f3991 Stop by from 8 AM – 2 PM at the Oregon State Capitol Building to: Meet Oregon companies who are leading in this industry Attend a free luncheon (12 - 1 PM) to... Read More
Clean Vehicles, Clean Tomorrow Workshop: Promoting the use of domestically produced transportation fuels          Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition  & NAFA Fleet Management Association            At the Portland International Auto Show Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 10:00 AM Oregon Convention Center - 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.   A buffet style lunch and entrance into the Portland International Auto Show is included with registration fee  Fuel prices continue to go up--in... Read More
The City of Cascade Locks and the Port of Cascade Locks will be hosting an event December 15th at 11 a.m. to celebrate their participation in the West Coast Electric Highway and would like to invite you to attend.   The event will be held at the recently unveiled West Coast Electric Highway electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Cascade Locks located between Forest Lane and Lakeside Drive in a city-owned parking lot along the north side of US-30 (95 Wa Na Pa Street, Cascade Locks, OR). The... Read More
ODOT Press Release: For more information: Shelley M. Snow, Public Affairs, (503) 986-3438 (cell: 503-881-5362) SALEM – A critical link in the infrastructure required to support Oregon’s growing electric vehicle industry – and open up some uncharted EV territory – went online today in Newberg. It’s an electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging station, located at the Chevron/Coyote Joe’s on Oregon 99W, and it gives EV owners a “fast” way to charge their vehicles between Interstate 5 and U.S. 101.... Read More
ODOT, AeroVironment, Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition, the City of Newberg, and the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce welcome you to an event on November 8th at 10 a.m. at the recently-commissioned Newberg fast-charging station.   Hope that you can join the celebration of the halfway point for ODOT's next phase of the West Coast Electric Highway Development, opening up EV travel to the Coast, Gorge, and beyond!   For more information: Read More