Organic Transit – ELF Solar/Pedal Trike Test drives in Portland, Oregon Jan 25, 26 and 28th

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

assembly plant.

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

environmental prosperity.”


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 and write “Portland” in the

subject line and please indicate date and preference for

morning, noon or afternoon.

Contact 919-908-1599 or

Media contact: (212)933-1391