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Slideshow: Electric Vehicles Made In Oregon

Ecotrope | Feb. 8, 2013 1:15 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 3:22 p.m.

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Check out the wide range of electric vehicles made in Oregon in the slideshow above.

Earlier this week, the electric vehicle industry group Drive Oregon released its first report on the economic value of EVs in Oregon.

In a survey of what ended up being about 54 businesses, the Northwest Economic Research Center found a total of about 1,600 jobs in the state’s EV industry and $266 million in economic value.

Tom Potiowsky, a professor at Portland State University and director of the research center, said manufacturers of a variety of EVs and their suppliers made up a large portion of the economic value. But these EVs might not be what you’re picturing. They range from streetcars and velomobiles to airplane tugs and one-wheeled electric scooters, but they’re don’t include the high-profile Nissan LEAF or Chevy Volt.

“Oregon has a corner of the market on three-, two- and one-wheel vehicles,” Potiowsky said. “Not so much the four-wheel.”

Check out the wide range of electric vehicles made in Oregon in the slideshow above.

Not shown is the “Chevy Volt of airplanes” – a hybrid electric plane –being developed by Portland company Volta Volare.

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