Archive for the 'Green business' Category

Nissan Leaf EV in Portland

December 21, 2009

This is one of two Nissan Leafs. Production starts next year. Portland will take part in the pilot program. The base model is $25,000. Pilot participants receive a $4,000 charging station, a $7,500 federal tax credit and a $5,000 state credit.
The Leaf can be charged at 110, 220 and 400 volts. Charging at 110 takes 18 hours, however.


Reva: The Tiny Leader of the EV Pack

October 28, 2009

The Tiny Leader of the Pack

Reva, which has been making stubby electric cars for eight years, may be the dark horse of the industry.

Really cool fully electric motorcycles made in US (Oregon even)

October 26, 2009

I’m guessing the market for this nutty electric vehicle will be a small one

October 20, 2009

1999: everything is a dotcom; 2009: everything is green

October 7, 2009

Arcimoto Pulse. EV built in Oregon

October 7, 2009

We have wind tubines on our buildings in Portland

September 10, 2009

Ain’t it cool

EcoMotion Car Dealership in Portland

December 30, 2007

Chinese made three-wheeled electric vehicle
Originally uploaded by sponge888.

The Oregonian profiles Portland’s EcoMotion car dealership in today’s paper. If I didn’t have kids, I would buy Zap Xebra (pictured here). With three wheels, it is categorized as a motorcycle and are not subject to the federal 25 MPH speed restriction (the golf cart rule). Plus, I really love the way it looks.

The price starts at $10,000. No more buying gas. The monthly charging cost is about $10.

It’s made in China, so I won’t swallow any paint chips 🙂

I want to visit the dealership on Sandy Boulevard. Wonder if I could make this work…

The article also provides a good overview of currently available and upcoming electric vehicles.

Tom and Electric Car

December 24, 2007

Tom and electric car

Originally uploaded by Tom Turnbull.

Two electric cars at Portland, Oregon recharging station. I really really want one.