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Are The Car-Sharing And EV Revolutions Leaving Poor People Behind?

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 15, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

A new program in Northeast Portland aims to serve people outside the boundaries of mainstream car-sharing services.

Environment | Communities | Sustainability

Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

OPB/EarthFix | June 20, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Portland

At a national conference in Portland, experts discussed how to increase the use of electric vehicles in low-income communities.

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What The Northwest Could Learn From Japan's Eco-Friendly 'Smart Homes'

OPB/EarthFix | May 22, 2017 6 a.m.

Japan's "smart homes" combine solar panels, electric cars and batteries not only to save energy but also to supply their own power when disaster strikes.

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Eugene Automaker Arcimoto Looks To Cash In On Uber's Efforts To Electrify Portland Fleet

The Register-Guard | April 13, 2017 10:23 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Ride-hailing service Uber has announced a plan to boost electric vehicles among Uber drivers in Portland and for those drivers to promote electric vehicles to their customers — and that also could mean a boost for Eugene electric vehicle manufacturer Arcimoto.

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An Affordable Electric Car | More Gun Control In Oregon? | Darcelle XV

OPB | June 20, 2016 noon

We'll talk to the man who wants to bring a new, cheaper electric vehicle. Two Oregon lawmakers join us to discuss possible legislative action in response to the massacre in Orlando and other mass shootings. And we end the hour with a conversation with the oldest living performing drag queen in the country. 

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It's Electric: 1 Man's Obsession With Battery-Powered Cars

OPB | Feb. 28, 2016 9:25 a.m.

German-born engineer Peter Hoeckel loves electric cars, which he believes are the future of the automobile.

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Electric Car Company Undertakes Ambitious Expansion

OPB | Aug. 29, 2013 11:55 a.m. | Woodburn, Oregon

Electric car maker Tesla Motors powered ahead with a charging station expansion Thursday.

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Reporting Abuse

OPB | Jan. 6, 2010 9 a.m.

What should you do if you suspect someone is being abused?