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Forth's Roadmap 12 Next Week in Portland
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Nonprofit Forth will host Roadmap 12, a conference focused on electric and smart mobility in the U.S., on June 18-19 in Portland.

The conference includes expert speakers, exhibits, smart mobility tours, interactive sessions, and more.

Oregon Department of Energy’s Technology and Policy Manager, Jessica Reichers, is a panelist for a morning “Lightning Talks” session, covering a range of electric and smart transportation topics.

You can still register to attend the event through Forth’s website.

Eugene Electric Car Guest Drive June 22

Emerald People’s Utility District, the Eugene Water & Electric Board, and the City of Eugene are partnering to offer a fun electric vehicle Ride & Drive event on Saturday, June 22.

The Ride & Drive begins at 10 a.m. at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. Sign up to test drive multiple cars, including a Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Volt, and others. Experts will be on hand to talk about the vehicles and charging — there will even be charging station demonstrations so you can see just how easy it is to charge up and go!

Electric Car Guest Drive
June 22, 2019
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Alton Baker Park
Eugene Science Center Parking Lot
2300 Leo Harris Parkway
Eugene, OR 97401


The State of Oregon has a goal to have 50,000 registered electric vehicles on our roads by the end of 2020. You can help us get there! Learn more about EVs, and find incentives that can save you thousands.

Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive in Independence May 11

Join the City of Independence, nonprofit Forth, Pacific Power, and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for a fun electric vehicle Ride & Drive on Saturday, May 11.

The Ride & Drive is at Independence’s “Touch-a-Truck” event in Riverview Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grab a donut and learn more about EV options. Cars available for test drives include a Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF, and BMW i3 Rex. While you’re there, check out the many trucks on display, and see a hybrid electric bucket truck!

Test drives are first-come, first serve for drivers 21 and older — be sure to bring your valid driver’s license!

Independence Ride & Drive
May 11, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Riverview Park, 60 C St in Independence

Forth Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event March 20 at Oregon's Capitol
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Oregon-based nonprofit Forth will be hosting an electric vehicle ride and drive event on Wednesday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the front steps of Oregon’s Capitol.

Say “hello!” to the Oregon pioneer before taking a seat in a Chevy Bolt, BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, Toyota Prius Prime, BMW 530e PHEV, or Subaru Cross Trek PHEV!

Test drives are free and open to everyone 21 and older with a valid driver’s license. Test drives are first come, first serve. Since Forth is a nonprofit, there’s no pressure to buy. It’s the perfect way to check out an electric vehicle.

State, federal, and local incentives could help you save $10,000 or more off the purchase of an EV. Learn more.

Plug In: Oregon Department of Energy Invites Oregonians to Celebrate National Drive Electric Week
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CONTACT:
Jennifer Kalez, 503-480-9239

SALEM – It’s National Drive Electric Week, and the Oregon Department of Energy wants Oregonians to know that now is a great time to go electric. From September 8-16, we’re celebrating zero emissions with plenty of torque, widespread availability of plug-in all-electric and hybrid vehicles, and an expanding network of charging infrastructure to support EV adoption.

With an array of financial incentives and rebates, Oregonians can save big by making the switch to an EV. The Department of Environmental Quality’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program offers savings of up to $5,000 for qualifying EVs. Combined with a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, you could save about a third of the cost of some EV models. “DEQ is excited to offer financial incentives through the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, which will reduce barriers to purchasing EVs, protect public health, and fight climate change,” said DEQ Director Richard Whitman.

Oregon electric utilities are also stepping up to support EV adoption. Eugene Water & Electric Board customers can qualify for a $300 rebate on new or used electric vehicles. Pacific Power customers can save an extra $3,000 on a 2018 Nissan LEAF if they buy before September 30.

EVs are fun to drive, with plenty of get-up-and-go. Plus, they are often less expensive to run and maintain than traditional gasoline cars. Five dollars’ worth of gasoline can get you about 47 miles down the road, while a $5 EV battery charge will take you about 176 miles! And with bigger, lighter batteries and more fast charging stations across the state, including along some of Oregon’s most scenic roadways, electric vehicles are road trip-ready.

EVs offer another important benefit: zero tailpipe emissions. “Electric vehicles are a better choice for our environment,” said Janine Benner, Oregon Department of Energy Director and EV owner. “Replacing traditional engines with zero emission vehicles can help reduce greenhouse gases and harmful air pollutants. That’s why we hope to have at least 50,000 registered EVs on Oregon roads by the end of 2020.”

Ready to take a test drive? National Drive Electric Week events are popping up in Oregon over the next week – check them out at driveelectricweek.org/events.php. From car shows to ride-and-drive events, there’s something for everyone. Head over to Sunriver for Midstate Electric Coop’s Electric Tailgate Party, take the scenic route to the beach for Drive Electric Yachats, or pop up to Wilsonville for the Portland General Electric and Oregon Electric Vehicle Association's Electric Test Drive and enter to win $5,000 off the purchase of an EV.

Learn more about EVs in Oregon, including how the State of Oregon is working to reach our 50,000 EV goal, on the Go Electric Oregon website: goelectric.oregon.gov

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Emerald PUD Celebrates Carbon Credits & EV Chargers August 14

Emerald People's Utility District will dedicate five new electric vehicle chargers at their Eugene office on August 14.

EPUD is the first utility to sell credits under the Oregon Clean Fuels program. The proceeds helped install the EV chargers, which will be used for fleet, employee, and guest charging. 

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A representative from Governor Kate Brown's office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will join EPUD for the dedication celebration. To attend, RSVP to Patty Jo by August 10. 

Carbon Credit & EV Charger Dedication
August 14, 2018 | 4 p.m.

Emerald People's Utility District
33733 Seavey Loop Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405

Forth & City of Lake Oswego to Hold Ride & Drive August 26
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Nonprofit Forth, in partnership with the Lake Oswego Sustainability Advisory Board and Lake Oswego Sustainability Network are hosting an electric vehicle Ride & Drive event on Sunday, August 26.

Compare EV models, go for a test drive, and get answers to your EV questions from experts and EV drivers!

Electric Vehicle Fair
Sunday, August 26, 2018  |  1 - 5 p.m.
Oswego Heritage House
398 10th St. Lake Oswego