ASTORIA — North Coast residents got to see and test drive the latest in electric car vehicles late last month with the Go Forth Mobile Showcase at the Astoria Food Hub.
The showcase was made possible through a partnership between Pacific Power and Forth, supported by the Oregon Clean Fuels Program.
Visitors were able to test drive a Tesla Model Y or a Volkswagen ID4, visit the mobile center, which included touch screen monitors showing public chargers around Oregon and talked with on-site experts about electric vehicles right for their lifestyle and budget.
The event on Sept. 29 occurred during National Drive Electric Week.
The project is funded through a $194,500 Pacific Power Oregon Clean Fuels grant. It’s one of 11 in a series of grants already awarded by Pacific Power, totaling $1.3 million.
“Pacific Power is helping our customers and communities move into the future of electric mobility, especially in the small towns we serve, like here on the North Coast” said Alisa Dunlap, Pacific Power regional business manager for the North Coast. “Through our electric mobility grants, we’re helping to support the growth and vitality of our communities and connect them to a 21st century energy and transportation system and emissions-free living. We’re doing this in a variety of ways through electric school buses, bikes, tractors, as well as cars and EV charging.”