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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Why EVs Are Perfect for Oregon - Reason 5: Pioneering Spirit


Oregon is known for trailblazing. In this part of our discussion of Why EVs Are a Great Fit For Oregon we'll look at the Pioneering Spirit that leads Oregonians to embrace this new technology.

In the 1800s, Oregon welcomed stagecoaches filled with weary travelers to places like The Wolf Creek Inn. On March 16, 2012, I arrived with a group of rain-soaked travelers to that same inn. This time, it was with a group of EV drivers traveling on Interstate 5's new West Coast Electric Highway.

Ribbon Cutting at Wolf Creek
Whether it is adopting a new technology or blazing a trail over the Cascades, Oregonians are not known for embracing the status quo. We are not afraid to do things in a different manner. The pioneering spirit that brought people to Oregon is now helping to pioneer a new method of transportation.

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