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    Official: Latest Arcimoto EV trike design features swappable 15.2-kWh battery
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    Of all the electric vehicle start-ups we've been covering from the years past, very few are still with us (who here remembers Phoenix or Aptera or Th!nk?). Arcimoto, which first unveiled its EV in 2009, has not taken the EV world by storm, but it is still around. That counts for something, but we ...

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    Official: Number of US public charging stations climbed 30% this year
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    The number of publicly accessible US plug-in vehicle charging stations rose about 30 percent this year, as more retailers looked to attract potential customers by giving drivers the chance to charge up their Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt plug-in vehicles while shopping. There were about 6,770 ...

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    Report: Build it and they will come: I-5 corridor EV fast charge stations getting lots of use
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    Washington State plug-in vehicle charging stations along Interstate 5 are getting used more than twice as much as they were a year ago, the Associated Press says, citing a study from the Washington State Department of Transportation. In September, the state's 14 fast-charging stations along I-5 ...

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    Report: With fewer than 400 sold, Chevy Spark sales 'way over' GM's expectations
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    General Motors is happy with the number of Chevrolet Spark electric vehicles it has sold so far. The US automaker's sales of the Spark EV are "way over" what GM originally targeted, Plug In Cars has learned, citing Chevrolet executive Dale Sullivan. Since GM's final tally for October Spark EV ...

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    Official: Travel Oregon promotes EV road trips for National Plug In Day
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    We wouldn't suggest that Oregon's tourism board is recommending drinking and driving. It's just that Travel Oregon is letting travelers know that the Beaver State has enough juice for plug-in vehicles while drivers – or passengers, at the very least – are out sipping fermented grape ...

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    Official: Coastal states will lead plug-in vehicle adoption through 2022
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    Aloha, indeed. While California will unsurprisingly add the most plug-in vehicles out of any state over the next decade, Hawaii will have the highest number of plug-ins as a percentage of overall vehicle sales. That's the one-sentence summary of a recent study from Navigant Research (formerly ...

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    Official: US EV charging station growth slowed slightly in June, July
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    US retailers decided to take part of the summer off when it came to deploying new public electric-vehicle chargers. The installation pace for these stations slowed slightly the last two months after reaching a pretty steady clip earlier this year at about 200 new stations a month. Between the ...

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    Report: First Chevy Spark EVs show up at West Coast dealerships
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    West coasters looking for the newest electric vehicle on the market should keep an eye out for the battery-powered version of the Chevrolet Spark, now that the first Spark EVs are making their way to California dealerships this week. Shops in Oregon will get theirs soon. The first three dealers ...

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    Video: Portland a EV-charging haven with no excuse for range anxiety
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    Portland, Oregon is making good on its green image by providing enough publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations for a plug-in driver to peruse the region without getting even a hind of range anxiety, AOL's Translogic reports. Translogic drove a Nissan Leaf about 300 miles during a ...

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    Breaking: New Jersey considering electric vehicle tax
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    States and municipalities are getting creative as they look for ways to raise tax revenues from electric cars. More and more plug-in vehicles are on the roads each year, and as gasoline-engine vehicles become more fuel efficient, there's simply less fuel tax revenue coming in. New Jersey is ...

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    Official: US public charging stations increase by 9% in first quarter
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    The US increased the number of publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations by about nine percent in the first quarter of 2013 as retailers and municipalities looked to start meeting increased demand from drivers of plug-ins vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. As of March ...

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    Report: Oregon proposes 1.5-cent-per-mile mileage tax for EVs, would also target 55+ mpg cars
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    Oregon government officials continue to consider a per-mileage tax for plug-in and highly fuel efficient vehicles. The reason? To boost road-improvement funds in one of the country's most progressive states, the Register-Guard from Eugene, OR, reports. Earlier this week, state officials held the ...

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    Official: Zipcar plugs Honda Fit EVs into Portland fleet
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    Portland, OR, is a smart place to go if you're in the car sharing or electric vehicle business. It's a town where it's cool to recycle, to embrace your eclectic or idiosyncratic side and to check out carsharing and electric vehicles. Zipcar and Honda are betting on Portland, and will be ...

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    Report: Chevrolet Spark EV limited to fleets in Canada
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    Chevrolet is stretching the extension cord for the new Spark EV to Canada, in addition to the previously announced markets of California, Oregon and South Korea. At the Canadian International Auto Show, Chevy announced that the sub-compact Spark EV will be available only for fleet use, according ...

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    Report: Will Texas be next to tax electric vehicles?
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    The long, complicated struggle to integrate plug-in vehicles into the national fleet is playing out in the microcosm of Texas. The oil-friendly state has, somewhat under the radar, been laying the groundwork for electric vehicle infrastructure and the city of Austin is in the vanguard of plug-in ...

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    Report: Oregon lawmakers considering instituting mileage tax... again
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    In a move likely to cause an uproar across Portland-area coffeehouses, Oregon's state legislature is again considering instituting a per-mile tax on super-fuel-efficient cars and electric vehicles. The state is looking to recuperate revenue lost because more fuel efficient vehicles on the road ...

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    Report: Oregon dealer prices Mitsubishi i below new Smart EV
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    More seats, fewer dollars. That's what one Mitsubishi dealer in Oregon is advertising after cutting the price of one of its Mitsubishi i electric vehicles by more than $5,000. Town & Country Mitsubishi near Portland is advertising what was once the cheapest mass-produced EV in the U.S. at ...

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    Report: Coda will expand dealer network to 30 next year, from Oregon to Florida
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    Talk about extending your range. Coda Automotive, which sold its first battery-electric sedan in March, is looking to expand its U.S. dealership network to about 30 next year, Bloomberg News reports, citing an interview with Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh. The Los Angeles-based company will add dealers ...

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    Official: Arcimoto will build 15 EVs for more testing
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    Now, more on whether Arcimoto will become the little electric motor that could. The Oregon-based maker of three-wheeled battery-electric vehicles, is planning to build a pilot fleet of 15 vehicles, the company said in its newsletter last month. The company said it benefitted from exhibiting the ...

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    Two Wheels: Brammo gets GE Capital financing to sell more e-bikes
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    More plug-in motorcycles? We're in, says General Electric. GE Capital reached an agreement with Brammo to provide financing necessary for the e-bike maker to expand its inventory. The agreement will help Oregon-based Brammo expand its dealer network. This isn't the first time GE has stood behind ...

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