Electric Avenue

  • Electric Avenue rededication, Portland, July 2015

    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. That original project, a partnership between Portland General Electric (PGE), Portland State University (PSU), and the City of Portland, was supposed to be just two years long; yet it became a popular place for EV owners and enthusiasts alike—as well as automakers and hardware-makers testing...

  • Electric Avenue  -  Portland, OR
    Portland's Electric Avenue Charger Project Aims To Take It Higher

    In what we see as a shrewd move that will help keep Portland, Oregon at the forefront of the EV movement, the city has dedicated a full city block, called Electric Avenue, to EV charging.

  • Literally a golf cart: EV Electric eZone Tropic, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
    January's Most Popular Green Car Posts: 2012 Ford Focus, Electric Ave

    With the start of the new year, we're back to our end-of-month rundowns on the top five most popular green car posts of the last 30 days. For January, the top two came from our comprehensive coverage of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. We have just one carryover this month from the year's Top Ten Most...

  • Literally a golf cart: EV Electric eZone Tropic, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
    2010 Detroit Auto Show: The Confusing Wrongness of Electric Avenue

    Only four electric vehicles really matter at the Detroit Auto Show: the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the 2012 Nissan Leaf, and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, plus the current 2010 Tesla Roadster. They're on sale, or destined for volume production. The rest fall into two categories:  low-volume...

  • City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]
    Update: Green Cars at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

    Next month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit promises to be greener than ever before. That's a recognition that more fuel-efficient and smaller cars are a permanent part of the U.S. automotive landscape, but it's also desperation to fill space in a show that's losing exhibitors...

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