National Drive Electric Week

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Sept. 9-17, 2017

National Drive Electric Week is the world’s largest celebration of the electric car. Last year we had 235 events with 120,000 attendees across 46 states, 7 provinces, and 7 countries. This year will be bigger and planning is now well underway. NDEW is a unique opportunity … Read More.

EV Roadmap 9 Is Almost Here

[ July 20, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. July 21, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Interested In the Future of Electric Vehicles?
Take in the EV Roadmap 9 at the World  Trade Center, 121, SW Salmon St., Portland OR
We are excited to attend the EV Roadmap 9 Conference, this July in Portland, OR. If you are interested in exploring Electric Vehicle emerging trends, sharing best practices, and mapping the road ahead, … Read More.

Mr. Graunke and His Dream Car

There are some dreams that just never die and there are some people that will never quit pursuing them. Gary Graunke had such a dream and for the last 46 years he has been pursuing it.
The dream began in 1966, when two representatives from General Motors came to Gary’s high school and talked about electric … Read More.

Hawthorne Auto Chosen for Think EV Warranty Repairs

Hawthorne Auto Clinic at 4307 SE Hawthorne Blvd has announced that they are now Portland’s authorized local warranty repair facility for the Think City electric car.
Owners Jim Hauser and Liz Dally have been strong advocates for the adoption of electric drive vehicles and have been working on both hybrid and battery electric vehicles for many … Read More.

3rd Annual John Day or Bust EV Caravan

Imagine three Nissan Leafs (one red, one white, and one blue), and a couple of converted Toyota Yarises (one with a splashy Monavie ad), all caravanning 290 miles from Portland to John Day, OR. We were taking our electric vehicles (EVs) to SolWest, a yearly enduring renewable energy and sustainability fair, to show them off … Read More.

BRD Electric Motorcycles

BRD Motorcycles recently announced its new electric motorcycle, the RedShift, targeted towards off-road and urban use, and intended to outperform gas-powered equivalents.
“We just want to make faster motorcycles,” said CEO, Marc Fenigstein. “We’re a team of riders and racers with high-performance gas machines in the garage. We’re building the bikes we’d rather be riding.”
Like a … Read More.

John Day or Bust 2011

Editor’s prologue – Interstate 84 wasn’t exactly choked with electric vehicles leaving Portland for John Day to take partin the SolWest Fair and the John Day or Bust EV convergence that took place the last weekend in July. However, there were three hardy souls and two EVs that did strike out on Thursday, July 28, … Read More.

New Leaf Pays Its Way

Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) member Chris Arnesen and his wife are the proud owners of a brand new, all electric Nissan Leaf after being without a car for almost two years. During that time they used public transportation and joined the car-sharing program, Zipcar.
They have been keeping track of the cost of the electricity … Read More.

Volt Owner Gets 300+ MPG

When General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Volt, the media was caught off balance and failed to fully appreciate what the engineers at GM had come up with. Is it an electric car? Is it a hybrid? Is it an extended range electric car? The debate went on and on. Does it really matter and who … Read More.

West Hills Collision Center Invests in Electric Loaner Cars

In what we can all hope will become a widespread practice, West Hills Collision Center has recently purchased an all electric Nissan Leaf which will be used as a loaner car for customers that are having their cars repaired at their shop. They have also ordered a second Leaf for the same purpose. As you … Read More.