25 Percent of Approved Utility Investment Going to Underserved Communities

Electric utilities have the opportunity to act as leaders in the effort to expand transportation electrification in underserved communities. These communities are an important focus for utilities because they often face disproportionate harm from transportation emissions and utilities as companies that serve the public are well positioned to ensure all segments of society [...]

By |2020-01-13T15:49:50-05:00December 2nd, 2019|

Overcoming Barriers to Smart Transportation for Underserved Communities

This webinar will highlight programs and projects aimed at tackling the barriers to smart transportation adoption by underserved communities. In 2018, Forth partnered with Portland State University and OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon on the Community-based needs assessment. This report explored how new transportation technologies will affect marginalized communities already facing transportation disadvantages. Forth’s Program [...]

By |2019-06-20T21:33:14-04:00October 8th, 2019|

Dealership Engagement: Making The EV Case to Dealerships

Engaging dealerships is a crucial marker in the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Due to several barriers, most auto dealers are not equipped to effectively sell electric cars. The biggest challenge to engaging dealers to grow electric car sales is the lack of knowledge about electric vehicles. This webinar will address the barriers facing [...]

By |2019-06-20T21:29:47-04:00September 10th, 2019|

Less Than Two Percent of Utility Investment Going Towards EV Awareness

Market forecasters are predicting substantial growth in number of EVs on roads globally by 2040. Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that EVs will account for more than 50 percent of global sales by 2040. In the United States, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that EVs will make up more than eight percent [...]

By |2019-12-10T16:16:20-05:00August 25th, 2019|

The Forth Guide to Ride and Drives

Forth’s Program Manager, Steven Alaman will be joined by Terry Travis, Co-Founder at EV Hybrid Noire, and Kylie Morgan, Program Coordinator at Plug In America for a webinar exploring best practices for executing ride and drive events. From working with dealerships to coordinating volunteer efforts, this webinar will highlight lessons learned and offer recommendations [...]

By |2019-06-20T21:28:52-04:00August 6th, 2019|

Reflecting on Roadmap

This week’s spotlight is a special edition and includes some reflections from this year’s Roadmap from Nick and Lauren at Atlas. Roadmap continues to be the crown jewel of electric vehicle policy conferences in the United States. This year marked Nick’s sixth Roadmap and Lauren’s first in beautiful Portland, Oregon, and we at Atlas continue [...]

By |2019-08-12T15:25:38-04:00June 24th, 2019|

Financing Tools to Increase Electric Vehicle Access

Affordability is a key factor in the acceleration of electric vehicle adoption. State and federal incentives have had a major impact by reducing the up-front cost of electric cars, and many affordable lease deals have also helped improve access. However, many would-be electric vehicle buyers still struggle with down payments and may lack access [...]

By |2019-02-27T13:09:24-05:00March 21st, 2019|

Portland General Electric Submits EV Charging Pilot Program & Con Ed’s BIR Tariff is Suspended

Filing status updates from February include Portland General Electric's filing of an electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot program and the suspension of Consolidated Edison's tariff. Portland General Electric submitted its proposed EV charging pilot program on February 15, 2019. A previous program had been withdrawn in 2017. PGE proposes to support the deployment of [...]

By |2019-11-18T14:44:14-05:00March 6th, 2019|

Informational Meeting on Oregon’s EV Charging Proposal for VW Settlement Funds

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Oregon Department of Energy and the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division, is requesting public comment on a proposal to consider using a portion of the Volkswagen diesel settlement allotted to Oregon to support the state’s policy of electrifying the [...]

By |2018-06-12T09:22:44-04:00June 26th, 2018|