[Oeva-list] "Drive Green Save Green" program honors hybrids, not EVs

Andy McConnell andy.mcconnell at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 11:18:02 PST 2012


Want a ride in? :)

-Andy


On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM, Craig Schaefer <calvinjean2 at comcast.net>wrote:

> **
> Or better yet, why not cut me a check for not even charging an EV and
> driving into Portland at all?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Andy McConnell <andy.mcconnell at gmail.com>
> *To:* oeva-list at oeva.org
> *Sent:* Friday, December 21, 2012 11:13 AM
> *Subject:* [Oeva-list] "Drive Green Save Green" program honors hybrids,
> not EVs
>
> Does anyone on the list have experience with applying for the Drive Green
> Save Green program offered by city Center Parking and the Oregon
> Environmental Council?
> I was denied a $15 per month discount because I have a 100% EV, not a
> hybrid. This seems silly to me.
>
> I was encouraged to write a letter to Brad Cannon, manager of City Center
> Parking, asking that I be offered the discount, and asking him to provide
> the rationale for not honoring 100% EV drivers.
>
> On their site www.drivegreensavegreen.org, they claim:
>
> OEC has partnered with City Center Parking in Portland to create Drive
> Green Save Green, a program to help drivers reduce their environmental
> footprint.
> Find out about special perks for hybrid car owners at City Center Parking<http://www.citycenterparking.com/content/drive-green>,
> or on this special feature by KGW-TV news<http://www.kgw.com/sharedcontent/VideoPlayer/showVideo.php?vidId=126929>,
> and check out great green maintenance tips for all drivers below.
>
> If the goal is to encourage reduction of footprint, why give perks to only
> hybrid drivers?  That's rewarding half-measures!
> I can imagine many reasons - mostly political or financial - for not
> honoring EVs.
> Before I get all "conspiracy theory" crazy, I would like to hear from
> others who may have tried this approach already.
>
> -AndyM
> http://www.pdxtesla.com
>
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