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Jun 13, 2012 at 8:37 PM
The Oregon State Legislature is trying to figure out ways to generate more money for road projects and construction. One idea is to charge a fee to drivers of electric and plug-in hybrid cars a fee for every mile driven. A task force - created by...
Mar 15, 2012 at 6:00 AM
Gasoline prices are headed for record highs this spring. If that happens, a new, more fuel-efficient car may be worth the investment.
Nov 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM
New fires involving the lithium-ion batteries in General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt have prompted an investigation to assess the risk of fire in the electric car after a serious crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday.
Oct 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Frank Callciano has had his Chevy Volt for 3 weeks.

"I've gone 596 miles," he said, "and I've burned 3 gallons."

He is already in the fast lane of technology, able to start his car just by using his...
Oct 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM
Electric car owners can now park and charge their rigs while they dine at Cafe Yumm!, the first restaurant in the Pacific Northwest to have expanded the menu to include solar-powered parking.
Oct 24, 2011 at 12:26 PM

On Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m., Café Yumm! will host an event to present their new solar energy and electric vehicle charging stations.

The Oregon based, fast-casual restaurant company has installed a solar-powered electric...
Aug 25, 2011 at 4:17 PM
Many of us will seriously think about getting a hybrid or electric model for our next vehicle. High gasoline prices have ensured that. But do green cars make sense - dollars and cents? It all depends, according to a new study.
Apr 26, 2011 at 8:13 AM
The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf got top safety ratings in some of the first-ever tests of electric cars by an insurer-funded research group.
Apr 14, 2011 at 3:00 PM
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — When Carey Bailey of Cottage Grove cruises down Interstate 5 in a Chevrolet Volt to work at Orenco Systems, the black four-door sedan doesn't scream "electric car." The plug-in connector is hidden behind a cover and only the...
Apr 14, 2011 at 2:56 PM
When Carey Bailey of Cottage Grove cruises down Interstate 5 in a Chevrolet Volt to work at Orenco Systems, the black four-door sedan doesn't scream "electric car."
Jan 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM
Sharp designs with pizazz, power and elegance helped pull in crowds during the public opening Saturday of the North American International Auto Show.
Jan 10, 2011 at 8:37 AM
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt got another marketing jolt Monday, when it received the North American Car of the Year.
Dec 31, 2010 at 10:33 AM
This was the year General Motors Co. and Nissan made good on their promise to bring mass-produced electric cars to the market. But don't count on seeing one in traffic soon.
Aug 11, 2010 at 8:30 PM
Automakers are racing to unleash electric vehicles in Oregon. Oregon is one of the nation's first big test markets for plug-in cars. A Eugene company is hoping their model makes the cut.
May 28, 2010 at 9:25 AM
The federal government would provide grants to help cities build the infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles and to offer new tax credits for buyers of those cars under legislation introduced Thursday in Congress.