Electric Buses And Equity: Six Principles For Combining Them

October 27, 2021

Electrification of bus fleets is moving forward at a fast clip around the nation, as is transportation electrification worldwide. We want to look at how and why equity and electrifying our buses can be a both/and, rather than either/or goals that compete with each other in hard times.   1.) Much electric bus funding is tied to […]

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Electric School Bus Tour was a hit! 

May 28, 2021

The Electric Bus Learning Project hit the road earlier this spring to bring Oregon its first electric school bus tour!  During this tour, rural, urban, and suburban school districts in Central, Western and Southern Oregon enjoyed Ride ‘n’ Drives. This means that transportation teams were able to ride on and even drive the buses. While […]

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Get involved with Bend’s climate future

July 8, 2020

The City of Bend is actively recruiting nine positions for the Environment and Climate Committee (ECC) until July 31, 2020. During the June 17th, 2020 City Council meeting, Bend City Council voted to establish the Environment and Climate Committee. The committee’s primary focus is to provide input and recommendations to the City Council on topics […]

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What does my house need to charge an Electric Car?

April 23, 2020

Whether you already own an electric car (EV) or are considering one in the future, when you are looking at new homes it is important to consider what it takes to charge an electric car at home. Depending on how the house is set up, it could limit the speed or cost of installing EV […]

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4 things you need to know about the EV Charging Tax Credit

March 11, 2020

In a late December session, congress passed a bill that extended the electric vehicle charging tax credit that will cover 30% of the cost for residential or workplace charging. Because the EV charging tax credit got passed right at the end of 2019, there has been very little information available for you to file your […]

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DC Fast Charging in Madras Oregon

December 17, 2019

CCS Charging comes to Madras Central Oregon now has it’s first functional CCS combo charging thanks to Pacific Power’s installation of 4 DCFC stations located at the Madras Chamber of Commerce. With Madras sitting in an important highway junction it has been well suited to offer DC fast charging (DCFC) for EV drivers traveling through […]

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Tips for Buying an EV at the end of the year

December 3, 2019

December is a great month to take advantage of the Federal EV Tax Credit. If you have been on the fence about purchasing an EV, now might be the perfect time. End-of-year deals and the federal ev tax credit may be good enough to make the move. It is snowy outside and we love being […]

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Charge Ahead Expansion

September 27, 2019

Fall 2019 Oregon EV Rebate Program Updates The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission approved the expansion of the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, making it easier for people to purchase electric vehicles. Oregonians who bought or leased eligible electric vehicles between Jan. 1 and Aug. 2, 2018, will once again be allowed to apply for rebates […]

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Test Drive an Electric Vehicle April 20-May 5

April 25, 2019

Now is a great time to test drive an electric vehicle in Central Oregon! For every EV you test drive between April 20 – May 5, 2019, you’ll be rewarded with one entry to our raffle…. One lucky winner will get to choose a prize: A Nest Thermostat E or $150 Downtown Dollars. [Note: This was […]

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Oregon Electric Vehicle Rebates

December 28, 2018

Did you know that Oregon Has one of the best EV incentives in the country? The Oregon Clean Energy Rebate Program offers Oregon residents a rebate of up to $2,500, when paired with the $7,500 Federal tax credit drivers can save $10,000 off a new electric car. In addition to the standard rebate there is an […]

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