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Portland General Electric Launches Drive Change Fund

Portland General Electric has launched a Drive Change Fund, which supports projects that help electrify transportation in Oregon.

PGE will award a total of $1.75 million in grants in 2019 to Oregon nonprofits, businesses, and government entities with electric vehicle projects that provide a community benefit, like meeting the needs of underserved communities. Grant funding comes from the sale of Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits.

Applicants may be nonprofit, for-profit, or government entities — they don’t need to be PGE customers, but projects must benefit the public in areas that PGE serves. The competitively-awarded grants will range from $5,000 up to $575,000, and can cover 100 percent of eligible project costs. Applications for 2019 are due by August 30.

Learn more about the program and see full eligibility details on PGE’s website.

Hillsboro Electric Avenue Grand Opening May 18
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Portland General Electric and the City of Hillsboro will celebrate the grand opening of Hillsboro’s Electric Avenue on Saturday, May 18.

In an effort to support the transition to electric vehicles in Oregon, Portland General Electric is expanding its Electric Avenues – clusters of EV charging stations in local communities. PGE has five Electric Avenue locations currently operating or under construction. The Hillsboro location joins operating avenues in Milwaukie and downtown Portland, and each offers four DC fast chargers and two Level 2 chargers.

Grab a snack and enjoy a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m., and stick around for a Ride & Drive with nonprofit Forth.

Hillsboro Electric Avenue Grand Opening
May 18, 2019  |  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2105 SE Tualatin Valley Highway (Sunset Esplanade)

$3,500 off a 2019 Nissan LEAF is Back!
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GREAT NEWS FOR CUSTOMERS OF THE EUGENE WATER & ELECTRIC BOARD, PACIFIC POWER, AND PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC.

Nissan is partnering with the utilities to offer customers an extra $3,500 off the purchase price of a 2019 Nissan LEAF or $2,500 off a 2019 Nissan LEAF Plus — now through July 1!

Find details on our Incentives & Rebates page.

Photo by Kārlis Dambrāns, Creative Commons on Flickr.

TriMet Unveils First All-Electric Bus in Portland

TriMet’s first all-electric public bus will officially enter full-time service this week!

It’s a New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE bus (coolest name ever), and has been driving in test runs for the past few weeks. The electric bus will run on TriMet’s Line 62, between the Sunset Transit Center in Beaverton and Washington Square Mall.

TriMet has purchased a total of five electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses, with help from a federal grant and support from Portland General Electric. Even better — the buses will be charged using electricity produced from renewable wind power.

This exciting milestone is part of TriMet’s goal to convert its entire diesel-powered fleet to electric, zero emission vehicles by 2040. Read more in The Oregonian.

PGE Customers Can Get $3,000 Off a 2018 Nissan LEAF
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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASE A 2018 NISSAN LEAF BY JANUARY 1, 2019 CAN RECEIVE A $3,000 DISCOUNT ON THE PURCHASE PRICE, THANKS TO A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN PGE AND NISSAN.

This can mean big savings for Oregon electric vehicle drivers. The $3,000 savings can be combined with a federal tax credit up to $7,500 and an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Clean Vehicle Rebate of up to $5,000. 

The starting MSRP for a 2018 LEAF is about $30,000 -- with a combined manufacturer discount, federal tax credit, and state rebate, PGE customers could save more than a third of the cost of the brand new zero-emissions ride. 

Learn more on PGE's website

PGE to Rock Down to Second Electric Avenue in East Portland
PGE’s downtown Electric Avenue

PGE’s downtown Electric Avenue

Portland General Electric announced today it will build a second electric vehicle charging hub in Portland — this time at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Holgate Blvd.

PGE’s first hub — known as Electric Avenue — is located downtown, and has charged more than 1.25 miles of driving since its installation in 2015.

“This new Electric Avenue charging hub is part of our continuing effort to increase access to electricity as transportation fuel for our entire region,” said Maria Pope, president and CEO of PGE.

The east side Electric Avenue site will have six stations and two types of connectors to fit a variety of vehicles. The standard charge fee is $3, a quick-charge is $5. PGE expects the second Electric Avenue to open next year.