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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 May 6

Your weekly digest of Oregon Electric Vehicle news, events, and
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Top Stories ================================================
o We posted our 10,000th tweet this week. It was about the 200,000th PEV 
   sold in the US! We started this social media experiment almost 4 years 
   ago. Now we have over 3,000 followers. The EAA and Sac EV clubs are 
   looking to us as a model to spread the plug in word. Here is that tweet:

According to Plug In America estimates the US's 200,000th plug-in 
vehicle was sold on Cinco De Mayo! Celebration!


Upcoming Oregon EVents =====================================
o National Drive Electric Week Volunteer Sign-up http://buff.ly/1mjqwhi
o Largest Clean Fleet Conference in North America, May 6, 2014 http://buff.ly/1ipJaQK
o Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, this Thur http://buff.ly/1iVV89N
o Spring Root Beer & Electric Vehicle Show: May 11, 2014 http://buff.ly/1fVpi6W
o Oregon Department of Energy public session for Alt Vehicles, May 15th http://buff.ly/QXBVtl
o EV Ownership: Expert Conversations  - May 18, 2014 http://buff.ly/1rNTebB
o Oregon EV Fest 2014, July 5th at Pioneer Courthouse Square http://buff.ly/1gHfXFO
o Tesla Motors Club's 2nd annual users’ conference, July 18 http://buff.ly/1geHPSf
o Energize Oregon Coalition Meeting, July 23 http://buff.ly/1gRJTuU
o EV Roadmap 7: Making Connections, July 24 http://buff.ly/1eqxd2j
o The 3rd annual BC2BC All Electric Vehicle Rally August 10, 2014 http://buff.ly/1aWgQoK
o Route 66 International Festival - EVs wanted, Aug 14 http://buff.ly/1ggx9Cs
o National Plug In Day Is Now National Drive Electric Week, September http://buff.ly/1nTY9dC
o The Battery Show, September 16-18, 2014 Novi, Michigan http://buff.ly/1cqo3M4 


Northwest EV News of Note ===================================
o Kaiser plugs into e-bike research http://buff.ly/1j4zAbg 
o Top 5 Reasons Portland is a Great City for eBiking http://buff.ly/1iVWMrV 
o Trailblazers LaMarcus Aldridge adds Tesla Model S to his Car Collection http://buff.ly/1mnevYb 
o Tillamook installs solar & batteries to power EV charging stations http://buff.ly/1mndijG 
o New tanker cars required in Oregon and NY for all crude oil trains http://buff.ly/1micBZ5 
o Eco-friendly house, Electrathon races in Riverside Tech’s future  http://buff.ly/1jm5S0E 
o Wave energy company opts out of Oregon http://buff.ly/1kplpuP 
o FIAT 500e is Coming to Oregon but It is Still a Compliance Car http://buff.ly/1ftAUEI 
o Spring is here. Looking for a new mower? Make sure to get one that is 
   "eLawn Musk" approved http://pic.twitter.com/lmYVY0VPF3
o Wash. Gov. Inslee Signs Executive Order On State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions http://buff.ly/1kpjKoX 


Photos & Videos ============================================
o Which is cheaper to drive, an old gas car or a new Leaf? 
o Oregon EV Chief Ashley Horvat takes Blazer star Jerome Kersey & his wife 
   Teri on the Plug & Pinot tour #PlugAndPinot http://pic.twitter.com/qG0ZQT6ZRU
o Tesla's new titanium battery shield plate reviewed by Consumer Reports 
   YouTube http://buff.ly/1iVU9qf 
o Oregon manufacturing & EV companies gather to hear from manufacturing 
o Laura & her 2014 Ford Focus Electric w/ \solar panels at Sokol Blosser 
o video: Don Garlits Takes EV Dragster To 184 MPH http://buff.ly/1j3bAVQ 
o George Takei's Take Electric Cars | Takei's Take Ep 12 
   YouTube http://buff.ly/1umWM8Q 
o Mini Tesla Supercharger for your phone http://pic.twitter.com/1kWm6qRSE0
o Nissan LEAF Late Night Race Through a Sleepy Village 
   YouTube http://buff.ly/1lLYaxR 
o Japanese Steampunk Style Mini Electric Car http://pic.twitter.com/eF2Y8sa9iR
o Volts for Oil | Fully Charged: How many kWh in a gallon? http://buff.ly/1rOltad 
o Electric motorcycle test ride - YouTube http://buff.ly/1lHPo43 
o What are you fighting for? http://pic.twitter.com/CK2gaGEZNf
o Tesla CEO 'We had to make electric cars a no-brainer' [video] http://buff.ly/1jm7vLQ 
o Times they are achangin' Nozzie - YouTube http://buff.ly/1mju5UP 
o Mt. Hood and the Columbia River, Oregon http://pic.twitter.com/TnMkqYG8Ch


Other EV News of Note =======================================
o The most efficient car in the US is the BMW i3 electric http://buff.ly/1j60iA8 
o Misleading Lexus ad trashes plug-in vehicles http://buff.ly/1kILo0j 
o Tesla Motors Fined $89,000 For 7 Safety Violations Linked To Fremont Factory Fire http://buff.ly/1rVZXjO 
o BMW Designworks Solar Carport and BMW i Wallbox Pro http://buff.ly/1j3aPw4 
o 700 Miles in an Electric Bus in One Day  http://buff.ly/1fJzxSv 
o Pulling Back the Veil on EV Charging Station Costs http://buff.ly/1fJz4Qr 
o Tesla Model S Rear Ended By Big Rig http://buff.ly/1j38Yr3 
o Worldwide EV market is forecasted to grow to more than 12 million vehicles in 2021 http://buff.ly/1kD3hxE 
o Mercedes teams with Tesla on $41K electric car http://buff.ly/1g0Uinf 
o Nissan Reaching Sales Records http://buff.ly/1kARAra 
o Chevrolet Volt Sales Improve In April http://buff.ly/1fGMnAZ 
o Fossil Fuel Subsidies Cost ~$2 Trillion Annually, According To IMF http://buff.ly/1kARj7A 
o Indigenous Amazonian People Threatened by Oil Drilling http://buff.ly/1iVSzEA 
o Elon Musk named World's Top Eco-Innovators in Furtune's top 25 list http://buff.ly/1mpnh85 
o Electric Mercedes-Benz B-Class priced to challenge the BMW i3 http://buff.ly/1lHOvIN 
o Big Daddy Don Garlits Pilots EV Dragster To 184.01 MPH In 1/4 Mile http://buff.ly/1iTYr1e 
o First US BMW i3 Delivery http://buff.ly/1rOpnzM 
o Vermont lawmaker wants to make EV tax credits larger and easier to access http://buff.ly/1n8FQyF 
o Electric E-Fan Aircraft Successfully Completes First Public Flight http://buff.ly/1krhf5M 
o First burnout by Electric Big Daddy http://buff.ly/1fvc4EL 
o BMW i8 Production Now Underway - Cars Coming to US in June http://buff.ly/1fu5YV4