Forth partnered with Lloyd EcoDistrict and GenZe to bring e-bikes to the residents of four condos in Portland, OR in a 6-week pilot during the summer of 2018.
Local Dealership Deals
We partnered with Lithia Nissan of Eugene in 2016 to slash the sticker price of the popular Nissan LEAF. Interested buyers who attended a free workshop about electric cars qualified for $7,500 off the price of a new LEAF on top of the $7,500 federal tax credit, bringing their total savings to $15,000. Building on success in Eugene, a similar incentive launched in Bend.
E-bike Fleets at Work
In Portland’s Lloyd District, we brought together the Lloyd EcoDistrict and electric bike and scooter manufacturer GenZe in 2016 to create and promote the nation’s first program to test electric bike fleets at work. Participating businesses received three e-bikes for employees to use, plus support managing and promoting the program. The popular pilot project spurred a district-wide program offering businesses and apartment buildings big discounts to purchase their own e-bike fleets.
E-bikes and Public Transit
Electric bikes and public transit are a great match. E-bikes make it quicker and easier to get to the train station or bus stop, encouraging more people to choose sustainable ways of getting around. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Portland State University, we provided 150 Kaiser employees with e-bikes for three months to understand how this fun technology could transform local travel.