The Clean Rural Shared Electric Mobility (CRuSE) Project

The Clean Rural Shared Electric Mobility (CRuSE) Project

Electric vehicles for community carsharing

The CruSE Project for community carsharing offers five 2022 Nissan Leaf EVs at affordable housing sites, the city center, and tourist areas in Hood River, Oregon.

The public is invited to reserve the vehicles at the following locations: Columbia Parking Lot, Hood River Fire Station, and along the waterfront near the Gorge Paddling Center.

Two cars are placed at affordable housing sites in Hood River owned by Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation and are reserved for residents of the buildings.

More Information

Check out how to use the app here!


Create an account and register with a valid driver's license and credit card.

Add Location

Add your location and input the location code (see below)

End Reservation

Return the vehicle to its designated parking space, plug the charger into the car, report any new damage, and follow the prompts on the car-sharing app to end your trip.


Report any previous damage. Press Begin Reservation to start your trip and unlock the car. During your trip, use the app or a key coin to unlock and lock.


User the scroll bar to select how long you’d like the car. See the pricing estimate and confirm your reservation.


View the map of locations here!

Columbia Parking Lot

Address: 501 Columbia St. Hood River, OR 97031

Property Code: EQR9FW6P

Port of Hood River

This vehicle is located near the Sinclair Gas station along the waterfront, across from the Columbia Gorge Express Bus dropoff point

Property Code: L48CKAHI

Hood River Fire Station

Address: 1785 Meyer Parkway Hood River, OR 97031

Property Code: VXBJSEOV

Rio Bella

This vehicle is reserved for residents of Rio Bella Apartments only.

Property Code: H0N6YJ3B

WyEast Vista

This vehicle is reserved for residents of Wyeast Vista Apartments only. 

Property Code: EBWB3G8A


Forth is partnering with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Wash., to evaluate the affordability and environmental gains of a sustainable, rural-focused, ridesharing platform. 

OpConnect is providing the EV charging infrastructure for the program. Envoy Technologies provides the carsharing platform. Pacific Power is providing technical support as well as $100,000 in funding for the project through the Oregon Clean Fuels Program.

This project is made possible with contributions, collaboration and input of many local organizations including Columbia Area Transit, Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation, Pacific Power, the Hood River County Energy Council, local governments, and Mid-Columbia Economic Development District staff.

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