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

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

It'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... read more

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

Uber urges Portland drivers to lease electric cars

In the wake of numerous recent PR setbacks, Uber may be able to help clean up its image with the launch of the Uber EV initiative in Portland, which supports the city’s... read more April 26, 2017 by


 
Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

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

When 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... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
Rendering of future Drive Oregon storefront in downtown Portland for education about electric cars

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... read more September 1, 2016 by


 
Image of supposed Chevrolet Jolt EV electric coupe shown on ChevroletJoltEV.com website, May 2016

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

First, 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... read more May 23, 2016 by


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

Most electric-car-friendly U.S. cities: new ranking puts Portland on top

Since modern electric cars went on sale in volume five years ago, some cities have been more eager to promote them than others. Officials in those cities find electric cars... read more March 25, 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


 
Car2Go Smart Fortwo, in Portland

Car2Go Cutting Out Portland's Lower-Income, Racially Diverse Areas?

The Daimler-owned car-sharing operation Car2Go recently announced that it was massively reducing its coverage area around Portland, Oregon. According to the company... read more August 10, 2015 by


 
Electric Avenue rededication, Portland, July 2015

Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

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... read more July 31, 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


 
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


 

 
 

 
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