Coming Soon: “Leaf to Home” Emergency Electrical Backup

Adapted from a Nissan Motor Co. Press Release
Today about 4,000 households in Japan are utilizing their EVs to manage home energy use. They can be used as a backup power supply for blackouts and emergencies.
Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries can do more than just provide power for driving – they can also be used as … Read More.

The Ten Best Green Cars

After years and years of planning, lobbying and testing, green cars have become a viable alternative for both makers and consumers.. Cars are available with hybrid or alternative fuel systems, so car buyers can choose from a wide range of eco-vehicles to ease the environmental angst of a growing number of ecologically aware consumers.

In Portland, … Read More.

The EV Revolution and What It Means to Gorge Businesses.

[ July 9, 2013; 6:30 am to 8:00 am. ] Gorge Owned Green Drinks

 The EV Revolution and What It Means to Gorge Businesses.
Co-hosted by the Port of Cascade Locks and Green Living Journal

Tuesday, July 9    6:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: Pavilion at Cascade Locks Marine Park, 355 WaNaPa, Cascade Locks, OR   MAP

Ashley Horvat of ODOT will talk about EV Tourism in Oregon (and Washington).

Patrick … 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.

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.

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.

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.