Archive | Fuels

When Will You Walk (or Bike)?

Nice piece on NPR Sunday that suggests that we may have reached ‘peaked gasoline’ (i.e., peak demand for gasoline) in the U.S. as folks make alternative choices (even as the economy comes back, gasoline use is not tracking upward with the economy).

However, worldwide demand continues to rise because of the appetite in developing countries (India, China, etc.), so pressure on prices is likely to continue.

NEVs on My Mind

I had always understood “NEV” to stand for Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, but…

Portland State University

Center for Transportation Studies
Spring 2011 Transportation Seminar Series

Speaker: Jianhong Ye, Portland State University

Topic: New Energy Vehicles (NEV) Demonstration in China

When: Friday, April 29, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204

EV Adoption in Oregon

Portland State University
Center for Transportation Studies
Spring 2011 Transportation Seminar Series

Speaker: George Beard, Portland State University

Topic: Electric Vehicles: Are We in The Driver’s Seat?

When it comes to electric vehicles (EVs), Oregon has all the right ingredients: the Governor’s support, the necessary infrastructure and investment by major manufacturers; but is that enough to ensure success? George Beard, Portland State University’s conduit to Portland General Electric (PGE) and other EV partners, will provide a briefing on the status of EV deployment and adoption in Oregon. His talk will examine remaining barriers to EV adoption and the conditions in which key parties can overcome them. Can the professionals who are working on EVs, including planners and engineers, have any impact on the most important measure of success: consumer acceptance? Sit down, plug in, and find out!

When: Friday, April 1, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204