The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA), in partnership with Forth, is thrilled to announce the “Ride and Drive EV Event” scheduled for October 17, 2023, at the Barbey Maritime Center in Astoria, Oregon in conjunction with the annual People’s Coast Summit. 

This exciting event will provide the community with the opportunity to explore and test drive various electric vehicles (EVs) while gaining valuable insights into the incentives and efforts to bolster Oregon’s EV charging infrastructure. Forth, a leading advocate for sustainable transportation and clean energy solutions, will be at the forefront of this event, showcasing a diverse range of EVs to all interested community members and Summit attendees.

Event Details:

  • Date: October 17, 2023
  • Test Drive Availability: 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Barbey Maritime Center, 2042 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103

OCVA recognizes the critical role EVs play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting the needs of visitors with electric vehicles. As part of their commitment to sustainable practices and cleaner energy, they have partnered with Forth to host this event, as well as a workshop during the People’s Coast Summit called “Destination Commute: Revolutionizing Tourism Travel.” 

One of the key highlights of the event will be discussions about the incentives available to support the development of essential EV charging infrastructure in Oregon. Forth’s experts will provide valuable information on financial incentives, rebates, and other programs aimed at making EV ownership more accessible and convenient for Oregonians.

The People’s Coast Summit Ride and Drive EV Event promises to be an educational and exciting experience for attendees, providing a unique opportunity to learn about electric vehicles, test drive them, and explore the path to a cleaner, greener transportation future.

The People’s Coast Summit is OCVA’s annual end-of-season tourism industry gathering, featuring delicious food, great company, helpful workshops, and inspiring talks. Registration is now open for this can’t-miss opportunity to connect with colleagues and gain tourism industry insight. This year’s expert presenters will speak to topics such as marketing for tourism businesses, destination development and stewardship, coastal adaptation and resiliency, and more.

For more information about the event and to register for a test drive please visit People’s Coast Summit Ride and Drive on

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