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

Rhonda Walton rhonda at evo2go.com
Sun Dec 23 17:01:14 PST 2012

Andy and Emmaline,

Thanks for taking the lead on this Andy.
I say that we start the new year off with some new answers to some old
questions. http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?a=4903&c=27130
Here is a blank like to anyone that has the time to fill in the Blanks.
I am a citizen of WA state.
Will someone please explain to meŠ Why in the two years that the rumor of
EV¹s being able to drive in the HOV lanes has not been addressed yet. It
keeps coming up in political or state conversations and still we do not have
a petition going.
I say that we start in here and now for fairness to all ev drivers
especially those fellow members that have paved the way for us newbies.
I Rhonda Walton owner of  EVO2GrOw www.evo2go.com <http://www.evo2go.com>
360.574.1148 and I have the desire to start a petition for electric vehicles
to drive in the Portland HOV lane and get the 15% discount entitled to

From:  Andy McConnell <andy.mcconnell at gmail.com>
Date:  Friday, December 21, 2012 1:04 PM
To:  Emmaline Pohnl <emmaline at driveoregon.org>
Cc:  <oeva-list at oeva.org>
Subject:  Re: [Oeva-list] "Drive Green Save Green" program honors hybrids,
not EVs

Thank you, Emmaline! That's incredibly helpful, and makes me glad to be in
contact here. 


On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Emmaline Pohnl <emmaline at driveoregon.org>
> Hello Andy, 
> I work for Drive Oregon -- the state's EV industry association -- and have
> alerted our contacts at the Oregon Environmental Council of this issue
> because, yes, EVs are indeed "green" and it would make sense that they also
> qualify for the discount. It is my understanding that when the Drive Green,
> Save Green program was created several years ago, electric vehicles were not
> on the roads and so I imagine they were not included in the original program
> rules.
> I will post on this listserv again when I hear back about what action is being
> taken to address this, which just seems like an oversight that can pretty
> quickly be resolved!
> Thank you for calling attention to this.
> Best regards, 
> Emmaline
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Andy McConnell <andy.mcconnell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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
>> <http://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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> Emmaline Pohnl
> Program Manager
> Drive Oregon 
> 1600 SW 4th Ave, Suite 112
> Portland, OR 97201
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