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On a chilly November day, third graders from Adams Elementary School in Eugene learned about the lifecycle of native salmon on a field trip to Lake Creek near Triangle Lake. The field trips take place all month as part of a program funded by EWEB grants. EWEB dedicates a portion of customer rates to inspiring kids to explore the wonders of science and learn about watershed health, water quality, and emergency preparedness.Find Out More
Hundreds of landowners in the McKenzie River valley are working with EWEB to prevent future fires and protect the river by replanting burned properties and removing fuels like dead trees and underbrush.Find Out More
EWEB works with watershed researchers, forest management agencies and local non-profits to identify threats to our water supply and public health, prioritize watershed restoration activities and help with long-term community recovery.Find Out More
Local middle school students from around the area learned about the entire life cycle of salmon along the McKenzie River at Salmon Watch 2022, which was held at the EWEB spawning channel. The field trip took place during peak salmon spawning season, when fish that are at least two feet long are reaching the end of their journey from the ocean to their natal streams.Find Out More
We are working to ensure our systems are ready to perform through extreme heat. Check out tips and resources to help you stay safe and comfortable while conserving energy.Find Out More
Eugene Water & Electric Board Commissioners are looking to the future in an uncertain time.Find Out More
Using fireworks near power lines could lead to a fire, explosion, power outage or downed line.Find Out More
A new digital fire lookout tower will soon be able to spot small fires before they threaten communities and infrastructure in the upper McKenzie River Valley, thanks to a new ALERTWildfire camera installed Monday on a communications tower owned and operated by the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB).Find Out More
EWEB exceeded drinking water safety standards in 2021 for every type of contaminant regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Health Authority. The utility has never failed to meet the standards.Find Out More
As a public utility, it is important EWEB check in with customers to see how we are performing. We invite you to share your feedback and opinions.Find Out More
EWEB is offering an updated suite of environmental programs designed for customers who want to save money, water and energy while taking their commitment to sustainability to the next level. At the same time, EWEB is also injecting $100,000 of additional funding into our solar photovoltaic (PV) program.Find Out More
As a public utility, owned by the people of Eugene, it’s important for us to be open and transparent with our customer-owners. The following State of the Utility Address, delivered by General Manager Frank Lawson at the March 1 EWEB Board meeting, highlights key events, accomplishments and challenges of 2021.Find Out More
Here’s an hour of one-time tasks and a few more behavior change goals that will help you reduce your water use, save energy, lower your carbon footprint and save money on your EWEB bill!Find Out More
Eugene’s drinking water received an outstanding performance rating from the Oregon Health Authority.Find Out More
Several hundred customers have been restored, but the smaller outages with five or fewer customers may not be restored until Tuesday or Wednesday.Find Out More
We started our flight from fossil fuel vehicles in 2010 with the purchase of a Prius hybrid. It got great mileage and served us well for 10 years until it was finally bequeathed to our daughter who is happily now cruising around the Bay area. In late 2020 we purchased a Prius plug in hybrid. With its 25 mile EV range allowing us to make our local trips with ease and without going to the gas pump, while also allowing us to take longer excursions with great gas mileage, it seemed perfect for us. We took advantage of the Oregon state rebate for the vehicle as well as EWEB assistance in purchasing a level 2 charger for our home.
When my 1997 Subaru finally met its demise after twenty years of valiant but gas dependent service, we purchased an Arcimoto. This locally manufactured all electric “auto-cycle” required no helmet and did not require a motorcycle license; we again took advantage of the Oregon state rebate program. Now, instead of driving our four passenger 3200 pound sedan around town, we zip around in our 1800 pound fun utility vehicle leaving our Prius for out of town travel and the occasional downpour days. It’s not a golf cart – it has a 75 mph top speed and has a 100 mile range at city driving speeds. A rear compartment has plenty of space for groceries and other items.
While originally, I thought that the Arcimoto would be mine to drive around, my wife quickly decided that she wanted to have fun also. We've now developed a suitable sharing regimen. We haven’t been to a gas pump in months and for both of us the Arcimoto is the greatest fun driving around town.
What I love most about our Arcimoto is that it’s unique. We appear to complete strangers as though we just traded our horse drawn carriage for a spaceship. People of all ages call out to us at a stop light, asking questions or simply give us the high sign. Long conversations occur in parking lots. Always welcomed.
A small girl, maybe 3 years old, waved and stared as I drove past her front yard. She dropped her ball, smiled at me and simply said: “I love you little car!” Motorcycles honk at us and wave. They believe we’re in the same family. Bicyclists give us the thumbs up. While they may be more energy efficient, they clearly approve; silently letting us know that we seem to be people with the right idea!
On our first trip to Saturday Market after we got the Arcimoto, a college student rolled down his window and shouted: “ Hey, nice ride! How much you pay for it?” Our Arcimoto seems to offer a relaxation of etiquette rules. It removes any elements of shyness and invites a loosening of people’s basic social skills. We are asked frank questions from introverts to the boldest interrogators as we cruise through traffic. We love the inquiring minds and the fascination with our unusual vehicle. It elicits smiles, warm waves and sometimes odd queries. We actually don’t mind the litany of questions. We now have a 7- minute rap that covers, cost, how far we get one charge and a myriad of other trivia questions.
Can we drive to other cities or is just for in town driving? We haven’t. We can go 75 miles on a charge.
Are there enough charging stations? Not yet.
How much more for your electric bill? Way less than gas fill ups.
Is it a rental? Oh, you OWN IT? They appear impressed. As though we’re pioneers from another galaxy.
My favorite question came last week when some one asked me at a cross walk ”how many miles do you get to the gallon?” I was actually speechless for a moment.
How about in the rain? We get wet, especially the person in the back seat. Good rain gear is key.
Does it ever flip over? Not so far.
How are hills? Sometimes scary, but so far, we’ve done fine. A bit like driving San Francisco with a stick shift, but much easier.
Where are the doors? They’re available now, but it might take away our carefree feeling as we trip around out in the open.
Does it go on the freeway? Yes. My husband refuses the challenge, but I’ll take the freeway if I’m in a hurry. My greatest moment of terror on the Arci occurred on my first entry onto Interstate 5. I immediately found myself behind one semi with a second trailing me on my immediate left. A bit of an Arci sandwich. Since it was my first entry into higher speeds, the obvious question came to mind. Can they see me and my ultra-super tiny compact EV? Does my Duck Green Arci show up in their side or rear view mirror or do I appear as a small speck of green dust on the road? Will I survive in time to get to the nearest exit?
I like to think that they saw me and made sure we could safely share the road together.
Final most frequently asked question: Do you love it? Absolutely! It’s called an FUV, a fun utility vehicle. And we are so having FUN!
We encourage people to buy an Arcimoto and explain that our other vehicle is a Prius. We are proud to have a small fleet of electric vehicles. Two to be exact. It’s our contribution in reducing harm to our environment. It’s the least we can do!
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