[Oeva-list] ADV: Electric Mobility Monthly - May 2014

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Electric Mobility Monthly

May 2014
Workplace Charging Challenge Launches in OR

Drive Oregon officially kicked off (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=f309a78ef6&e=1292aedb3d) the Workplace Charging Program in Oregon, part of a national effort led by the Department of Energy, at our May monthly event.  Program Manager Zach Henkin introduced the program and the benefits of workplace charging. Sam Beresky of JLA Public Involvement (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=4dd92492d3&e=1292aedb3d) , a local firm that has successfully installed stations, described their experience as a Workplace Charging Challenge Partner.  Drive Oregon, as an Ambassador to the Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge, is serving as a hub of information, support, and connections for workplaces interested in adding electric vehicle charging.  To learn more and sign up as Workplace Charging Challenge Partner, contact zach at driveoregon.org (mailto:zach at driveoregon.org) .
Grants Awarded to Industry Innovators

Drive Oregon's Matching Grant Program provides funding for firms and organizations to advance Oregon's electric mobility industry.  This program recently awarded (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=947684a2b1&e=1292aedb3d) two matching grants.  Rogue Rovers, out of Hood River, received funding to develop an all-electric utility vehicle with telematics and autonomous capabilities.  A grant was also awarded to researchers at Oregon State University's Wallace Energy Systems and Renewables Facility for the purchase of electric motor testing equipment.  Congratulations!

Next Grant Round Closing July 1st: Drive Oregon is again accepting applications to our Matching Grant Program, with a deadline of July 1st.  More information is available on our website (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=e9e8c8cf2a&e=1292aedb3d) .
Report from EDTA 2014

Oregon was well represented at the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference held this month in Indianapolis, Indiana. Executive Director Jeff Allen presented on a panel (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=481f040071&e=1292aedb3d)  sharing his insight on how effective public-private partnerships can play a role in furthering electric vehicle deployment.  Program Manger Zach Henkin engaged with many major industry leaders, providing updates on the Energize Oregon Coalition's progress to date (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=3cd76bae19&e=1292aedb3d) .  At the opening of the event, the City of Indianapolis announced it will soon play host to a new electric car sharing service (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=ac0d87b9f0&e=1292aedb3d) .  The new company, BlueIndy, is funded by French-investment firm Bollore Group and will launch later this year.
Kaiser Permanente E-Bike Pilot Project Kicks Off

Can electric bicycles, or e-bikes, shape how people view cycling, public transportation, and active transit modes? A recently launched pilot project (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=6f7880d60d&e=1292aedb3d) is seeking to uncover the answers.  Drive Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Center (OTREC) at Portland State University and Kaiser Permanente Northwest, is providing e-bikes to Kaiser employees and tracking their usage and perceptions.  The official launch of this project on April 25 attracted some great news coverage from the Portland Tribune (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=c3de240ca3&e=1292aedb3d)  and KGW TV (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=7f9861fb4e&e=1292aedb3d) .  The project, made possible by support from Metro and the Federal Transit Administration, will run for 18 months.
Major Investments Announced in Industry Firms

Two national electric vehicle firms received substantial funding in May, signaling increased investor interest and market collaborations.  Smith Electric Vehicles has landed a $42 million committment (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=63e6ab2d01&e=1292aedb3d)  from a Hong Kong-based battery producer, Sinopoly Battery Ltd.  This injection of cash will allow the firm to resume production of its all-electric commercial vehicles.  A charging station manufacturer and network provider, ChargePoint, has successfully raised $22.6 million (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=53aff737de&e=1292aedb3d) from investors.  To date, the firm has collected just under $110 million in venture capital funding.
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June 11 Drive Oregon Monthly Event: Collaborating with National Labs: A "How-To" Guide (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=23a78db6ec&e=1292aedb3d)

July 23 Computers with Wheels: Business Opportunities in Vehicle Software & Connected Cars (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=fd4654c47e&e=1292aedb3d)

July 23 Pacific Coast Collaborative Workshop on ZEVs in Fleets (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=2639a3d44e&e=1292aedb3d)

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July 25 Energize Oregon Coalition Annual Meeting (http://driveoregon.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0ad2b36c81b1d8ac36d2e51a7&id=0104f94f3f&e=1292aedb3d)

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