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PDX Auto Show & Barefoot in Ashland

January 28, 2010

Friday Fun For Car Fans

First, there’s the Portland Auto Show this week:

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232

January 28-31, 2010

Thurs. – Sat.  10am to 10pm

Sunday 10am to 7pm

The Portland International Auto Show is the biggest show of its kind in the Northwest. They are showing exotic cars and the latest examples of fuel efficient technologies. There are the new 2010 models and also sneak peeks of select 2011 cars.  Ticket info…

Electric Avenue

We salute the efforts of the automobile industry to reduce carbon emissions, develop alternative engines and fuels, and recycle materials. We have a special display at this year’s event to showcase the future in automotive fuel efficiency we will be havng an all-electrc ATV from Barefoot Motors, an all-electric motorcycle from Brammo, a Tesla Roadster with an electric vehicle charging station and a law enforcement vehicle with the Energy Extreme System.

In case you haven’t heard of the Barefoot Motors electric ATV from Ashland, the Auto Show is your chance to see one. The ATV is expensive and its Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are a big part of the cost but it’s worth it in places where a quiet, clean ATV is needed. Applications, such as; security and military recon, and work in places like golf courses, vineyards, resorts, hospitals and parks may make sense for this powerful utility vehicle.

Motorcycle USA gets an exclusive test ride on the Barefoot Motors EUV M-1 zero emissions electric ATV in the hills outside of Ashland, Oregon.

Barefoot Motors’ new $12,000 Model One electric Earth Utility Vehicle has 40 horsepower and can hit speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.

Barefoot Motors Model One Electric ATV Review by By , About.com Guide

Melissa Brandao, CEO of Barefoot Motors writes in her blog that the EV was the “brain child” Jamie Hyneman, of Mythbuster fame. See the video on the Barefoot ATV on the Discovery Channel’s episode on EVs  check it out here.

For Final Friday Fun – 2010’s Best Tech Cars Sez CNET

CNET’s Wayne Cunningham of has rounded up photos of the 12 hottest tech cars he’s seen so far this year. Whether it’s an in-dash setup, an eco-friendly gas pedal, or an electric drivetrain, these hot wheels have the best tech. Read more

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