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

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

The 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. The advocacy group plans to set up a permanent storefront in downtown... read more

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Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Oregon Debates EV Charging Stations: Cost Or Benefit For Utility Customers?

Electric-car ownership allows you to break free from petroleum dependence—and to instead plug in and spend your energy dollars locally and regionally, on energy from... read more February 16, 2016 by

Oil well (photo by John Hill)

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

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... read more February 3, 2016 by

Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

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

When 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... read more November 5, 2015 by

PowerPost Level 1 electric-car charging stations at Portland International Airport

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

When 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... read more August 19, 2015 by

2016 Kia Soul EV

2016 Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Oregon, Washington; Some Dealers Get DC Quick Charging

The rollout of the well-received Kia Soul EV electric car is now continuing in states outside California. The electric tall wagon went on sale in the Golden State late last... read more July 9, 2015 by

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New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

Along the Columbia River in Washington state, developers are planning the first new oil refinery on the West Coast in 25 years. Paradoxically, the goal of the project is to... read more July 2, 2015 by

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here's Why

When it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top. It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the... read more April 29, 2015 by

Ashley Horvat, photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon's Electric-Car Czar Heads For PlugShare After 5 Years

For the past couple of years, Oregon has been unique among the states that promote electric cars. That's because it created a position within its Department of Transportation... read more April 22, 2015 by

Nissan Leaf electric car at Crater Lake, Oregon  [image: C. Bonville Photography]

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

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... read more April 21, 2015 by

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet's chief global marketing officer, Tim... read more April 14, 2015 by

Car2Go offering bike racks in Portland

Portland Car2Go Car-Sharing Fleet To Get Bike Racks

Would you be more likely to use car-sharing if you could bring your bike along? For Portlanders, that will soon be a real possibility, as 250 vehicles in its Car2Go fleet... read more March 15, 2015 by

Gas pump

Oregon To Test Nation's First Per-Mile Road Fee In Lieu Of Gas Taxes

As cars get more efficient, their owners spend less money on fuel. That's good for their wallets and for the environment, but not so good for the nation's infrastructure... read more March 9, 2015 by

DC Fast-Charging Stations in Oregon and Washington states, January 2015 [map: PlugShare.com]

West Coast Electric Highway Serves Thousands Of Electric-Car Drivers

While the bulk of the battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars sold today have a range of less than 100 miles, that doesn't stop some owners from using them for longer trips... read more January 9, 2015 by

Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any... read more November 28, 2014 by

2014 Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e Electric Car Sales To Expand Into Oregon This Summer

Depending on where you live, there may be certain electric cars that aren't available at your local dealer. For buyers outside California, that's been the case with the Fiat... read more April 18, 2014 by


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