Oregon joins list of states hoping to phase out gas-powered cars
In the end, phasing out gas-powered cars will be nice for our lungs and bad for Big Oil; but it won’t solve all our problems and it could create new ones.
Transportation commission chair says Oregon should spend more to entice e-car buyers
“We’re not moving the mode split that quickly on transit, so we’re not reducing congestion, and we’re not reducing carbon… I think there is a chance to see a more dramatic move by people with cars.” — Bob Van Brocklin, Oregon Transportation Commission chair
Event: 2011 Human Power Challenge (5/28/11)
Event Name: 2011 Human Power Challenge Event Start Date: 28 May 2011 Start Time: 8:00:00 AM Web Site: http://www.ohpv.org/HPC/index.html Event Description: Oregon Human Powered Vehicles Presents: The 12th Annual Human Power Challenge (HPC) The event will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 & 29, 2011 at Portland International Raceway (PIR) in Portland, Oregon. … Read more
Electric vehicles, ‘The Portland Way’
To say there’s momentum in our region for electric vehicles would be a major understatement. Last week, the Portland City Council voted to accept the recommendations in Electric Vehicles: The Portland Way, a report (PDF) on EVs that lays out a strategy for integrating more battery-powered cars into our city.