I headed all the way out to the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro yesterday to visit the Alternative Energy Show. It was small, but the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association had a presence, with an AC-powered 914, a converted Honda Insight, and a factory electric Chevy pickup. They even had a trailer of pop-up solar panels to use for charging, thanks to Oregon State University.
I spoke with OEVA members about the Chevy Volt’s chances of survival, and Ford’s lack of leadership in the alternative-fuel market. The show was small, but the vendors and information was useful. Zenn had a display as well, and there was a LNG-powered car, too, but I didn’t get a chance to talk to the woman manning that booth.