by Bruce Meland
(text & pictures)
EV Awareness Day at Pioneer
Courthouse Square on Sat. Aug. 21 was a
great success. Better than anyone expected.
Over 25 EV's and Hybrids showed up to partake in the great venue at this central location in downtown Portland.
Estimates gave the crowd attendance of over 10,000 over the 8 hr period from 9-5. Great interest ensued in all vehicles especially the 3 colorful "jellybean cars" (Sparrows) as one admirer named them.
People jumped off the Max Line and stayed to browse through all the vehicles and ask many questions.
The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) had a tent area with table where brochures and business cards were available for the taking.
Local Channels 6 and 8 showed up and we made the nightly news.