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    Official: Nissan expands US EV test market for e-NV200 to Portland
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    Of course, it's going to be Portland. Oregon's largest city, known for its green-friendly vibe and policies, will be where Nissan will next test of its all-electric e-NV200 cargo van. And we hope those vans have cup holders for the inevitable java. The Japanese automaker is working with local ...

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    Official: Atlanta, DC are two EV hotspots in patchwork quilt of green car demand
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    To put a spin on the old Civil War story, Atlanta indeed is burning. But in this case, it's a good thing because the heat is a reference to the city's demand for electric vehicles. Atlanta is where EV demand is growing faster in that city than any other in the US, according to ChargePoint. The ...

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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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    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: 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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    Official: Portland's Car2go carsharing service starting off well, going electric soon
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    Daimler likes to update car-sharing fans on how its Car2go projects around the world are going (see these posts about San Diego and Vancouver) and the latest positive media blast says that the new Portland Car2go network – which is made up of 250 Fortwos and, starting this week, 30 ...

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    Video: Brammo Empulse RR hangs with racing bikes at racetrack
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    OK, so the electric bike had a ringer on it. Big deal. Former AMA Pro Superbike rider Steve Atlas decided to have some fun with a Brammo Empulse RR e-bike at Portland International Raceway, racing some club riders on 600cc motorcycles during some warm-up laps, according to Hell For Leather ...

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    Official: Daimler's car2go car-sharing service starts in D.C., Portland this month
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    Daimler AG's Car2go car-sharing service, which has North American operations in San Diego, Vancouver and Austin, TX, will start the open-ended car-sharing program in Washington, D.C., and Portland, OR, later this month. Car2go, which has overseas operations in cities such as Amsterdam and Vienna ...

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    Official: Getaround officially starts peer-to-peer car-sharing service in Portland
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    Getaround, the Silicon Valley peer-to-peer car-sharing service that launched last year, officially debuted the service in Portland, OR, this week and said the U.S. government will conduct a car-sharing study that will pay people as much as $300 to rent out their cars. The company, unlike ...

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    Utility CEO: 170,000 electric vehicles wouldn't overload Portland's grid *UPDATE
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    Portland, OR strives to be the U.S. hub for plug-in vehicles. What other city has dedicated an entire block to plug-in vehicle charging? During a ceremony on Tuesday, Portland mayor Sam Adams plugged in the first vehicle at "Electric Avenue" and dedicated the charger-lined street. On display for ...

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    San Francisco vs. Portland in an Electric Car Race of a different sort [w/VIDEO]
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    Electric vehicles in San Francisco vs. Portland - Click above to watch the video after the break
    While the Auto X Prize is working on making an actual clean vehicle race take place in the U.S. sometime soon, Gas 2.0 is putting together a "race" between U.S. cities to see which of them can get an ...

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    New York 2009: How the Mitsubishi iMiEV electric car will be welcomed to Portland, OR
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    Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Following today's announcement that the i-MiEV will come to the U.S. in the near future, we took a few minutes to speak with Charlie Allcock, director of economic development at PGE (not PG&E, because, as I found out, saying that ...

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    Two Portland, OR Enterprise Rent-a-car branches go hybrid
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    If you are in need of a rental car and feel like opting for a hybrid, you might want to check out Enterprise Rent-A-Car. This is particularly true if you are in the Portland, OR area, where two of Enterprise's locations are now almost exclusively hybrid. The Portland hybrid outlets are offering ...

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    Toyota brings refurbished RAV4-EVs to Portland for infrastructure testing
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    If you want to find out how absolutely awesome the RAV4-EV, Toyota's all-electric vehicle that was avaible in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is, all you have to do to is talk to someone who still drives one today. We've heard from a lot of people who swear by these aging rides, and wouldn't ...

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    Portland using sustainable image to woo BYD
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    Oregonian politicians, including Governor Ted Kulongoski, have met with BYD Auto representatives in a bid to persuade the Chinese automaker to use Portland, Oregon as a home for its North American headquarters, distribution hub, and possibly even a site for vehicle manufacturing. Eventually. For ...

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    Big Ideas, season 2 preview: Transport
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    The Sundance Channel's Big Ideas For A Small Planet is back. The eco-solutions show tidily takes on an issue - like, say Fuel or Drive in episodes from last year's season - and finds three "Big Ideas" to discuss in a half-hour. Sometimes, the episodes are paired with a longer documentary, such as ...

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    Portland's "bike boxes" make the city even more bike-friendly
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    I've been a biker ever since my college days. I've used a bike to commute through Michigan (and northern Japanese) winters, hot times in Georgia and up steep residential streets in Hawai'i. But I've never biked in a place as bike-friendly as Portland, Oregon. I've only spent a few days there, but ...

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    Low car diet: walking is always the best reward
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    I've been having fun experimenting with a variety of transportation alternatives in the month since I began my low car diet. I've bussed a lot, taken the light rail known locally as the "Max," even riding transport for free in "Fareless Square." My husband had made plentiful use of the bike and ...

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    Green rental car options increase
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    When you leave home for vacation, it’s getting easier bring your green car ethics with you. Once focused more on southwestern states, the green car rental concept has moved a bit north. The (Oregon) Albany Democrat-Herald reports that Enterprise Rent-A-Car now has five biodiesel vehicles in ...

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