Go Forth And Charge! How This Non-Profit From Oregon Is Bringing Sustainable Transport to Everyone!

From Transport Evolved.

Watch our original interview with Jeff from 2017 – (Five, not seven years ago as we incorrectly stated) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C109_cFl9bU

There are far more electric vehicles on the roads today than there were a decade ago, and much of that is down to the hard work of the auto industry to bring compelling and desirable models to market (not to mention the work done by companies like Tesla in making electric cars sexy in the first place).

But much of today’s electric vehicle choice and availability wouldn’t exist without the hard work of advocacy organizations, policy experts, and grass roots campaigns.

So today, a week after Oregon-based NGO Forth held its annual Forth Mobility conference in Portland, Oregon, we’re chatting to its Executive Director Jeff Allen to see just how things have changed in the last decade for the organization, how new funding is expanding the EV landscape, and how micro mobility and mass transit can also play a part.


00:00 – Introduction
01:45 – What’s changed since we last talked?
03:28 – Forth Mobility’s spreading influence
04:11 – Changes in the used EV market
05:43 – Rural car share programs
08:49 – Forth’s reaction to the Federal government’s recent investment push
11:07 – Safegudarding against those trying to make a quick buck
12:46 – How to promote micromobility and forget about four-wheeled transportation
17:16 – Thanks, and Goodbye!

Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Guest: Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Forth
Camera: Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton

Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

Disclaimer: WAE Technologies provided airfare, lodging and hospitality to enable us to bring you this first-person report.

Transport Evolved retained all editorial control.

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