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

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 need to charge a car as quickly as possible, to lessen any inconvenience to owners. However, there's one place where speed... read more

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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 

2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Electric Cars: Which States Are Doing It Right, Which States Lag?

If you live in parts of California, electric cars--from the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid all the way up to the Tesla Model S--are no longer uncommon. The streets of Palo Alto... read more December 10, 2013 by 

2013 Nissan Leaf at Nissan U.S. Headquarters, Franklin, Tennessee

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

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. Not... read more April 23, 2013 by  7

Car2Go Smart Fortwo, in Portland

Portlandia Steps Up For Electric-Car Sharing: We're Not Surprised

You've probably heard about what a model green city Portland, Oregon is, or how Portlanders shy away from car ownership—and, perhaps, how they can be a little... read more August 3, 2012 by  3

AAA's Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging truck

Electric Car Running Flat? The AAA Has You Covered

You want to drive an all-electric car, but you've got range anxiety: the fear that you'll run out of charge in the middle of no where, miles away from the nearest charging... read more July 31, 2012 by  6

Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

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

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... read more July 21, 2012 by  4

ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

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

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... read more January 17, 2012 by  0

EV parking sign, Portland OR

Ten Percent Electric Vehicles By 2020? No Sweat, Utility CEO Says

Portland, Oregon wants to be a hub for electric vehicles and early electric-car adopters. With the city focused on attracting companies and making the region a center for... read more August 17, 2011 by  1

Electric Avenue  -  Portland, OR

Portland's Electric Avenue Charger Project Aims To Take It Higher

In what we see as a shrewd move to help keep Portland, Oregon at the forefront of the electric-car movement, the city has dedicated a full city block, called Electric Avenue... read more August 17, 2011 by  0

Electric Avenue street sign, Venice, CA, by Flickr user brookewill

Portland Welcomes Electric Avenue, Showcases Charging Stations

Which electric car charging station is the best? And just how are public charging stations getting used? These are just two of the questions Portland State University and... read more August 12, 2011 by  6

2011 Nissan Leaf

DC Quick-Charging Stations: Why Does California Lag, Not Lead?

There are now more than 4,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars on the road in the United States, and the 2012 Mitsubishi “i” is poised to arrive at dealers late this... read more July 11, 2011 by  13

Portland CHAdeMO quick-charging station (publicly accessible)

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

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... read more June 30, 2011 by  4


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