OBCA would like to share the following press release from Organic Transit:
PORTLAND, OREGON /January 20/ – Organic Transit is inviting
the public and press to test drive the ELF solar/pedal
trike on January 25th, 26th and 28th in greater Portland,
Oregon, where the company is considering opening an
According to Rob Cotter, founder and CEO of Organic
Transit and inventor of the ELF, “Because the ELF promotes
healthier commuters, more livable cities and a cleaner
planet, Portland is a perfect place for creating jobs in
the Green Economy.”
The most efficient vehicle on the planet.
Organic Transit is on a mission to get more cars off the
road, and more people in an ELF all across America. The
company’s visionary, Rob Cotter, has decades of experience
in solar and human powered vehicles which is evident in the
ELF’s refined and patented technology.
Cotter calls the ELF the most energy efficient vehicle on
the planet. The ELF gets the equivalent of 1800 mpg and
can prevent as much as 6 tons of Co2 from entering the
atmosphere each year.
The vehicle is highly refined and well appointed with
mirrors, LED lights, storage, and a protective enclosure
that is lightweight and durable. The batteries are charged
by the solar panels or via any outlet. It is the height of
a car allowing easy travel in traffic, country roads or on
bike paths. (see Features)
The ELF revolution – thinking outside the car.
Since the first ELF hit the streets in early 2013, it has
quickly become the media darling of clean technology and a
new mode of transportation for commuters, seniors, delivery
services, college campuses, athletes and the disabled
across America. (ELF owner stories here)
Plans to grow with new assembly plants.
To date, the company has one assembly plant in Durham,
North Carolina headquarters, and a satellite plant in
San Jose, California, that provides job training for the
During his visit to Portland this month, Rob Cotter will
meet with city officials, investors and business leaders to
explore opportunities for setting up a local manufacturing
operation in the area.
“Portland is the mecca of the bicycle community and is
environmentally conscious,” says Cotter. “Building vehicles
locally, creating local jobs and using no fossil fuels
that damage the atmosphere, it’s a “virtuous cycle. We are
looking to Portland to support our mission.”
Organic Transit is expanding ELF accessories including
apps, jump seats and cargo expansion for business fleets.
This is more than an urban solution but also plays a
significant role for humanitarian relief in developing
“It’s a very exciting time, and we’re looking for
partnerships to help us meet growing demand. Organic
Transit moves us beyond sustainability an into
Invitation to test drive an ELF test drive on January 25th,
26th and 28th.
The public and press are invited to test drive an ELF:
January 25th and 26th from 10 am to 4 pm at McMenamins
Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060. (Map)
January 28th from 11 am to 2 pm at 35 SE Main St, Portland,
OR 97214. (map)
To schedule a test drive, email
TestDrive@OrganicTransit.com and write “Portland” in the
subject line and please indicate date and preference for
morning, noon or afternoon.
Contact 919-908-1599 or organictransit.com
Media contact: Martha@organictransit.com (212)933-1391