[Oeva-list] ADV: Electric Vehicle Industry News - April 2014

Drive Oregon emmaline at driveoregon.org
Fri Apr 25 10:45:24 PDT 2014


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Oregon's Electric Vehicle Industry News

April 2014
LBCC Hosts Drive Oregon Board Retreat

Drive Oregon staff and board members traveled to Lebanon last week for a half-day board retreat at Linn Benton Community College's Advanced Transportation Technology Center (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=9f0281635e&e=1292aedb3d) .  The newly opened Center was a great location for the meeting, which included a review of Drive Oregon's progress to date and discussion of future directions.  Once the board meeting concluded, LBCC's Gary Price provided the visitors a tour, showing off the Center's dynamometer - purchased with the support of a Drive Oregon grant (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=384335333b&e=1292aedb3d)  - and EV fast charger donated by Nissan.  For more photos of Drive Oregon's tour, visit our Facebook! (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=c9a51c64f7&e=1292aedb3d)
EDTA 2014 - Drive Oregon Member Pricing

http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=cb24d133ab&e=1292aedb3d Oregon is proud to partner with the  Electric Drive Train Association (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=6a391fbbd1&e=1292aedb3d) (EDTA) to promote the growth of the electric vehicle market.  Next month, The EDTA will host their annual conference and member meeting (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=7e431afc0d&e=1292aedb3d) in Indianapolis.  Drive Oregon's Executive Director Jeff Allen will be speaking (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=3969bb0a10&e=1292aedb3d) on a panel exploring the importance of public-private partnerships to support the successful adoption of electric vehicles in fleets.  Drive Oregon members who join EDTA before May 15 will receive a FREE registration to EDTA's conference - a value of $675!  Learn more about the benefits of an EDTA membership (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=b5376692fe&e=1292aedb3d)  and contact emmaline at driveoregon.org (mailto:emmaline at driveoregon.org)  if you are interested in the opportunity.
Progress at the Federal Level

For the electric mobility industry, two positive announcements have come out of Washington in recent weeks.  First, the Department of Energy announced plans to jumpstart (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=cd44fe1f76&e=1292aedb3d) the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program.  Approximately $16 billion remains in the fund, but interested firms have expressed concerns over the arduous application process.  Energy Secretary Ernst Moniz responded, stating the Department's intentions to improve their responsiveness to applicants, improve the application process, and make clear that component suppliers are also eligible for loans.  In other positive news, the Senate Finance Committee - chaired by Oregon's Senator Ron Wyden - voted to extend tax credits (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=b4394fce6f&e=1292aedb3d)  for electric vehicle charging stations and highway capable
two-wheeled electric vehicles.  The extensions must still be approved by both houses of Congress to take effect, but this is important progress that could be very helpful to Oregon's industry.
Arcimoto Lands Battery Research Funding

Eugene-based firm Arcimoto has received a grant from Oregon BEST (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=819f09e19d&e=1292aedb3d) to support the development of a new battery pack design.  Arcimoto, in partnership with the Oregon Institute of Technology's Energy Storage Lab, will be engineering and testing the new design aimed at improving battery life and reducing pack cost.  Arcimoto CEO Mark Frohnmayer explained the importance of the funding for his firm, saying,  "The money is allowing us to take our idea from the lab bench and prove it will work in the real world, bridging the gap between concept and revenue," he said. "Although the devil is in the details, we have some early data that suggests this will be a big win."
And the Winner is....

We asked you to help us name Drive Oregon's new electric vehicle and the votes are in.  Our new emissions-free ride will be called Joules!  The winner of the raffle for a FREE weekend's Getaround rental in the Drive Oregon LEAF (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=4230f1b080&e=1292aedb3d) is Portland resident Kenji Sugahara - thanks to Kenji and everyone else who voted!
Early Registration Ends May 2nd - Purchase Your Ticket Now, Before Prices Go Up!
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Member of the Month

A local contract manufacturing firm with an expertise in cable harness and circuitry assembly is our featured Member of the Month.  Click here (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=71753da230&e=1292aedb3d) to read more about Multi-Tek.
Upcoming Events

April 22 - 27: Partner Event: Plug In and Pinot (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=00c2734386&e=1292aedb3d) , hosted by Travel Oregon (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=8047d49f7f&e=1292aedb3d)

April 29 Energize Oregon Coalition Call - Workplace Charging Workgroup (10:30 - 11:30 AM) *Coalition Members Only*

May 14 Monthly Event: Plugging in with Drive Oregon: Workplace Charging Challenge (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=fd41358819&e=1292aedb3d)

May 19 South Korea Roundtable: Market Overview & Emerging Opportunities for EV Firms (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=3c735283ed&e=1292aedb3d)

June 2 Energize Oregon Coalition Call - Policy and Incentives Workgroup (1:00 - 2:30 PM) *Coalition Members Only*

July 23 Energize Oregon Coalition Annual Meeting (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=4e2ad6441b&e=1292aedb3d)

July 24-25  EV Roadmap 7: Making Connections (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=6e69faf544&e=1292aedb3d)

For a complete list of upcoming events and trade shows, visit our calendar (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=a66c41a52f&e=1292aedb3d) .

*Contact Zach Henkin (mailto:zach at driveoregon.org) if you are interested in participating, but are not yet a Coalition member.
Welcome New and Renewing Members!

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Cascade Tek (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=69fb264c72&e=1292aedb3d)
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