First-of-its-kind program brings electric vehicle car sharing to lower-income community

March 27, 2017

Drive Oregon, Hacienda CDC, and Pacific Power are breaking the barriers to electric vehicle access starting in Portland, Oregon    PORTLAND, OR. (March 24, 2017) – In the first program of its type in the United States, Drive Oregon is partnering … Continue reading

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Opens Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event at State Capitol

March 9, 2017

SALEM, OR. (Wednesday, March 8, 2017) – An Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive at the Oregon State Capitol attracted dozens of Oregon Legislators, staff, and community members interested in learning more about electric mobility and experiencing what it feels like … Continue reading

Drive Oregon’s Growth Brings New Opportunities

December 20, 2016

PORTLAND, OR. (December 20, 2016) – Drive Oregon announced today the hiring of three new staff members and the receipt of over $500,000 in private foundation grant funding by its closely affiliated charity, the Drive Oregon Foundation. The Drive Oregon Foundation … Continue reading

Drive Oregon Awarded Nearly $1 Million for Regional Electric Vehicle Showcase

August 29, 2016

PORTLAND, OR. (Monday, August 29, 2016) – Drive Oregon will receive $993,450 over three years from the U.S. Department of Energy to launch innovative regional marketing campaigns to engage consumers and promote the benefits of electric vehicles. Key project elements will … Continue reading

Smart Cities Challenge Finalists Share Stage at EV Roadmap 9

July 27, 2016

PORTLAND, OR. (Wednesday, July 27, 2016) – The future of urban transportation and electric mobility was the focus at the final panel of EV Roadmap 9, one of the nation’s leading electric vehicle conferences held last week in Portland, Oregon. The … Continue reading

Drive Oregon Recognizes Employers for Workplace Charging Leadership

July 20, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (Thursday, July 20, 2016) – Drive Oregon recognizes a growing list of major employers in in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation who are providing access to electric vehicle charging for their employees who drive plug-in electric … Continue reading

Drive Oregon Foundation Receives $150,000 Grant to Support Electric Vehicle Outreach

November 19, 2015

November 19, 2015 (Portland, Oregon) – The Drive Oregon Foundation announced today that it has been awarded a grant of $150,000 by The 11th Hour Project, a program of the California-based Schmidt Family Foundation.   The Drive Oregon Foundation will use … Continue reading

PDC, Jaguar Land Rover, Drive Oregon announce partnership for tech incubator

June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015NEWS RELEASEContact: Shawn Uhlman, PDC, 503-823-7994 The Portland Development Commission (PDC), Jaguar Land Rover and Drive Oregon will collaborate on Jaguar Land Rover’s investment in its Innovation Incubator project in Northwest Portland with a precedent-setting public benefits agreement. … Continue reading

New Report Documents Economic Benefits of Electric Vehicles in Oregon

February 25, 2015

The report was released on February 25th during a free Ride & Drive event at the Oregon State Capitol. Continue reading

BOXX Corporation Awarded $50,000 Matching Grant to Open Production Facility in Oregon

November 26, 2014

Portland, Oregon (November 26, 2014) – Drive Oregon today announced a new grant of $50,000 to support Portland-based BOXX Corporation as it establishes production in Oregon of its innovative two-wheeled electric vehicle. Portland-based BOXX Corp. launched in 2009. Led by founder and CEO Eric Vaughn, the … Continue reading