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Northwest Electric Showcase Project (Drive Oregon) Plug‐In Electric Vehicle Local Showcases Forth Complete Oct 2016

States impacted:

  • Oregon
  • Washington

Northwest Electric Showcase Project (Drive Oregon)

Through the Northwest Electric Showcase Project, Forth aimed to double the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption rates in the Pacific Northwest by 2019 through physical, ‘pop up,’ and virtual online PEV showcases. These showcases were a brand-neutral and sales-free environment that featured ride and drive opportunities which aimed to significantly increase PEV sales. Forth acquired eight different EV models that were used for the ride and drives.

The largest showcase was the semi-permanent “Go Forth Electric Showcase” room in downtown Portland. This room displayed multiple PEV charging stations to view and handle, interactive displays and surveys, educational materials, and the ability to test drive a PEV through a ride and drive experience. Forth also partnered with local organizations to host over 60 mobile showcases at workplaces and community events throughout Oregon and Washington. As of 2019, Forth facilitated over 1,600 test drives and hosted over 6,00 visitors to their showcases.

Learn more about the Plug‐In Electric Vehicle Local Showcases.

$993,450 Award

$1,296,790 Local matching funds