April 20, 2011

What: The unveiling of Charge Portland Electric Vehicle (EV) pop-up window display
Who: Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Drive Oregon Board President Tim Miller will lead the unveiling.
When: Thursday, April 21, 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Yeon Building. 524 SW 5th Avenue (Corner of SW 5th and Alder)
Why: The profile of Electric Vehicles is on the rise nationally, and with gas prices hovering at $4 per gallon, interest in EVs has never been higher.

What many people may not know is that there are more than 40 Oregon companies currently working in the EV field. Firms from Portland to Ashland are developing revolutionary EV products and technologies.

The Charge Portland EV Pop-Up gives the general public an opportunity to see emerging EV technology.

This display showcases an electric motorcycle from Ashland’s Brammo , an electric car from Arcimoto of Eugene and a charging station from Portland’s Shorepower Technologies among other products.

To help navigate the EV world, visit the City of Portland’s comprehensive EV website: www.chargeportland.com

For more information on the statewide EV industry visit: www.driveoregon.org