Drive Oregon connects leaders and entrepreneurs to advance the industry and strengthen our economy.
10 Years Ahead in Electric Mobility
Portland was among the first U.S. cities to have light rail, street cars, and an urban growth boundary - and the first in the U.S. to host an "Electric Avenue" with multiple charging stations on one urban block. Cities around the world come to Portland to learn about sustainable urban design and electric mobility.
Supportive Policies & Access to Funding
Oregon has a long tradition of pioneering leadership. This pioneer spirit makes Oregon a great place to live and an ideal place to work in the electric vehicle industry. Through Drive Oregon, firms can access one-on-one support, funding opportunities, and more.
Community of Early Adopters
Cutting edge technologies and ideas start in Oregon for a reason. Like the pioneers that arrived here on the Oregon Trail, Oregonians like to be out front. We are early adopters of cutting-edge technology and it shows - Oregon has more electric vehicles and chargers per capita than just about anywhere.
Varied Terrain & Climate for R&D
Oregon is blessed with mountains, valleys, deserts, ocean beaches, and lush forests - all within a few hours of each other. New products and vehicles can easily be tested in a diverse range of environments.
The West Coast Electric Highway
Running along Interstate 5 from Canada to Mexico, the West Coast Electric Highway is the nation's first and longest fast charging corridor. With DC fast chargers every 25 to 50 miles, the project serves as a shining example of the power of collaboration, and in the middle of it all – literally – is Oregon.
EV Components & Products
Oregon is home to some of the world's leading companies developing new drive train components, software, and other critical technologies
Home to the EV Roadmap Conference
Drive Oregon's EV Roadmap Conference is one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the U.S., bringing together hundreds of industry leaders from around the world for a "graduate course" in electric vehicle deployment.
Innovative "Connected Car" Firms
Oregon has a strong base of technology companies, earning us the nickname "Silicon Forest." Our diverse pool of talent and companies provides the expertise needed in today's mobility market.