Success Stories

Drive Oregon’s dynamic members continue to advance cutting-edge industry developments. Here are a few of their success stories.

Grants Awarded

Drive Oregon offers grant programs to support economic growth and the advancement in the electric mobility industry.  

These recipients are developing projects and products to advance the electric mobility industry:

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KersTech Vehicle Systems
Date: December 2013
Purpose: Development and testing of product in industry partner NACCO’s forklifts.
Amount Awarded: $40,000
Location: Portland, Oregon

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Brammo
Date: December 2013
Purpose: Support market development and launch of new product line.
Amount Awarded: $25,000
Location: Talent, Oregon

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Shorepower
Date: December 2013
Purpose: Design, production, and installation of 10 ambulance electrification stations in New York City.
Amount Awarded: $20,000
Location: Portland, Oregon
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OpConnect
Date: June 2013
Purpose: Expand EV charging network & operations in Hawaii
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Location: Portland, Oregon
Oregon State University
Oregon State University
Date: February 2013
Purpose: Research on DC link capacitor size reduction to create analytical and numerical tools that can aid in the design of reduced-cost, higher performance traction inverters.
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Portland State University
Portland State University
Date: February 2013
Purpose: Impact analysis of electric vehicles on electric power distribution systems, using data gathered from Electric Avenue.
Amount Awarded: $4,926
Location: Portland, Oregon
Arcimoto
Arcimoto
Date: February 2013
Purpose: Finance the first pilot production run of Arcimoto vehicles.
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Linn-Benton Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Date: February 2013
Purpose: Support purchase of an AC/EC Hybrid (“chassis”) dynamometer for the college’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center.
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Location: Lebanon, Oregon
RYNO Motors
RYNO Motors
Date: September 2012
Purpose: To produce a pre-production run of their self-balancing single-wheel electric motorcycles in Portland.
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Location: Portland, Oregon
EV 4 Oregon
EV4Oregon
Date: September 2012
Purpose: For a pilot project to produce and install a unique electric vehicle charging station in Tualatin that allows DC “quick charging” in areas with limited grid capacity.
Amount Awarded: $42,000
Location: Portland, Oregon
Polaris Motors
Polaris Advanced Battery Research and Development Center
Date: June 2012
Purpose: To accelerate commercialization of battery technologies for a wide range of companies developing new products.
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Location: Portland, Oregon
OTREC
Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)
Date: June 2012
Purpose: To support an electric bicycle demonstration project with Conscious Commuter.
Amount Awarded: $44,100
Location: Portland, Oregon
OIT
Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)
Date: June 2012
Purpose: For purchase of an advanced transportation modeling tool, dSPACE Advanced Control Education Kit 1103, to support work by Jim Long and his colleagues in modeling, simulation, and development of motor control algorithms.
Amount Awarded: $15,000
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
KersTech
KersTech
Date: June 2012
Purpose: To support modeling, design, and development of its compound hydraulic-electric hybrid motor technology for use on transit buses.
Amount Awarded: $16,000
Location: Portland, Oregon