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november 2006

Announcing a new Member of the XeBrA electric Car Family

BY lAine lATTiMer

Electric Wheels Inc. (EWI), in Salem, home of the first and only electric car dealership in Oregon is proud to announce a new member of the XEBRA family. The tow seater XEBRA truck is fresh off the assembly line. It is a welcomed addition to the XEBRA car, Evader 1000 Scooter, Mud- E dirt bike and the Zappy 3’s.

Both the car and truck achieve 40mph and run for 40 miles on a single charge averaging a cost of 1¢ per mile to drive. They will never need an oil change or tune up. They have no transmission and no radiator to boil over. They plug into any household 110-volt, 15-amp circuit. The car and truck come with solid steel constructed frame, seat belts, and heater.

The ZAP XEBRA is the offspring of more than three decades of thought and evolution. This vehicle was created as a breed by itself.

Because the use and purpose of electric vehicles is different than gas cars, the wheel did indeed need to be reinvented.

“The motors in these vehicles are five times as efficient as a gasoline engine”, says Christopher Dymond, Sr. Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy. He goes on to say, “It’s clear that owners of electric vehicles spend less money on fossil fuels”.

Prepare yourself for a whole new driving experience. XEBRAS do not attempt to behave like other vehicles. They are unique. They are quiet, yet agile. Imagine a world filled with silent XEBRAS instead of noisy internal combustion engines.

These vehicles meet all national safety standards set by the Federal Department of Transportation and the State of Oregon offers a tax credit of $750 for buyers.

Also available at Electric Wheels: THE NEW EVADER 1000 SERIES ELECTRIC MOTOR SCOOTER single- headlight model. The 1000 series offers commuters ideal transportation. Each one is quiet and simple to operate. Just hop on, twist the throttle and go. Evader’s EPIC

Salem business Journal


Financial literacy Oregon State Treasurer: Randall Edwards

it’s not Just For Professionals Anymore

and teach basic financial concepts to young children. My office, in partnership with the Oregon College Savings Plan and OppenheimerFunds, Inc., has donated three books to every public elementary school library in Oregon. These books teach kids a variety of financial lessons and are tied to the State’s academic standards in math, language arts, social sciences, and career-related learning, so they are easy for teachers to use in the classroom.

Our children face a world where personal bankruptcies are at an all-time high, household debt is soaring, credit cards solicitations are becoming more aggressive, savings rates are near zero, and more and more people with no financial training are required to fund and manage their own retirement plans.

What more evidence do we need to recognize the necessity of financial education for our children? To become financially literate, children must start learning the basics of money early, and given the opportunity throughout their education to continue to make deposits in their bank of knowledge. That’s why this month I am launching Reading is an Investment, a new statewide financial education and literacy program for Oregon’s elementary school children.

As part of Reading is an Investment, children can also participate in a fun reading program. Participants are required to read a certain number of hours from books that teach basic financial concepts. To recognize their accomplishment after they complete the program, children will receive fun prizes and a certificate of achievement. More importantly, they will be entered into a drawing to win one of 50 college savings plan scholarships between $250 and $1,000, to be awarded next year in April.

Reading is an Investment is designed to both highlight the importance of reading

Reading is an Investment will be an annual program that will begin at the start of each

school year. After the initial kickoff this fall, we plan to donate one new book each September (tied to State standards) to every elementary school library to build upon the initial donation and to continue the voluntary reading program and the Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships.

As Oregon’s chief financial officer, I am charged with making prudent long-term investments. This investment in financial education for our children will pay dividends many times over.

I ask for your support for improving financial literacy in Oregon by encouraging your children and your local elementary school to participate in Reading is an Investment. To learn more about this new program, please visit www.ost.state.or.us or talk to your child’s elementary school librarian.

technology encompasses the design, motor, controller (patent pending), Hyper Drive and all safety components. Environmentally friendly and virtually maintenance free.

MUD-E electric dirt bike. The bike will go up to 20 mph depending on terrain, body weight and hill grade. It will perform for 12 miles on a single charge. It has a 450 watt geared motor, a sealed lead acid 36V 14 Ah battery, pneumatic tires, weighs 105 lbs, and sells for $799. Gasoline powered dirt bikes

Jet industries hires Cozad as Plumbing General Manager

Jet Mechanical Inc., a division of Jet Industries hired Everett Cozad as General Manager of their plumbing division.

Cozad brings with him over thirty-five years of management experience in the residential, commercial and industrial plumbing sectors in the Willamette Valley. He graduated in the top 10% from Rankin College and holds his Journeyman and Master Plumbers license.

everett Cozad

Jet Industries corporate headquarters are located in Salem, Or. We currently employ over 300 employees, and are licensed to do

business throughout the country. For more information call (503) 363-2334 or go to www.jetindustries.net.

Amanda Golden named Manager for Mr. Charles Salon

range from $1200 - $1800 and then there’s the purchase of the gas!

THE ZAPPY 3 and Zappy Pro the heavy duty workhorse stand up model. These fully electric silent motor, eco friendly, scooters are being used for errands, students, security patrols, industrial facility use, at airports and warehouses. They travel at speeds of 10-13 mph and prices range from $599 to $799.

For more information about Electric Wheels, Inc. visit: www.electricwheelsinc. com.

Mr. Charles Salon is proud to introduce Amanda Golden as their Manager and On- site extension expert!

“I am so proud to be a part of a wonderful group of very qualified Hairstylists, Nail and Facial Technicians. It is so nice to manage a team of professionals who really strive to make their clients happy and who are always looking for new educational experience’s to heighten their client’s lives.

We have so many phenomenal services to offer including, but not limited too (as we are always expending our education) Strand

  • by – Strand and temporary extensions,

hair color, haircutting, artificial nails and exquisite nail art, relaxing facials, wonderful pedicures and so much more.

Remember we are a full service salon here to serve our clients and keep you updated and happy. Stop by and see for yourself.”

Mr. Charles Salon is located at 579 Lancaster Drive SE in Salem. The salon’s phone number is 503-363-3836.

Amanda Golden, new manager at Mr. Charles Salon

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