Drive Oregon Gathers Key Industry Influencers in Portland to Discuss the Future of Electric Vehicles

EV Roadmap 8 Program focus on Cars, Charging and Community Tracks

PORTLAND, Ore. — The EV Roadmap 8 conference, taking place July 29-30, 2015 at the World Trade Center will explore the technology improvements, infrastructure expansion and critical collaborations needed to continue the expansion of the electric vehicle market. The theme of "Getting To Scale" will guide conversations in the conference's three tracks - cars, charging, and community.

Key events taking place during EV Roadmap 8 will include a Ride & Drive of leading electric vehicles on the market and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge Recognition Event.

An Evening Reception on Wednesday, July 29 from 5:30-7:30pm will feature opening remarks from Oregon's Governor, Kate Brown.

For full conference details including speakers and programming please visit:

What: EV Roadmap 8: Ride & Drive
When: Wednesday, July 29, 7:30am-3:30pm

Ride & Drive | Manufacturer and Vehicles:
o FIAT - 2015 FIAT 500e
o e-ride Industries - EXV2 Patriot
o Ford - C-MAX and Fusion
o VIA Motors - 2014 Chevy Silverado
o Volkswagen - e-Golf
o Rogue Rovers - FarmDogg
o BYD Motors Inc. - BYD C9

Display Vehicles:
o Chevrolet - 2015 Spark EV
o Jaguar Land Rover- F Type
o Mahindra GenZe - e-bike
o Sunset Porsche and Audi - A3 Sportback e-tron®
o BMW & BMW Drive Now- BMW i3 electric car

What: Drive Oregon Workplace Charging Recognition Awards
When: Thursday, July 30, 10:30am-11:00am
Where: Bridge Level Auditorium World Trade Center - Portland OR.
Speakers: Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Drive Oregon
Robert Graham, Director, EV Everywhere Challenge at Department of Energy
About: Drive Oregon recognizes the below companies leadership in promoting clean transportation options to their employees. These are employers who have joined as partners in the Department of Energy's EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge.

Recognized Companies:
o Atomic Auto
o Avista Utilities
o Bonneville Power Administration
o Café Yumm!
o Clark Public Utilities
o Craven Speed
o EV4 Oregon
o Gonzaga University
o Hawthorne Auto Clinic
o Hewlett-Packard
o Lewis & Clark College
o Mast Collaborative
o Neil Kelly Company
o Oregon State University
o Port of Portland
o Realty Trust Group
o Rinehart Motion Systems
o Rogue Rovers
o Vernier Software & Technology

Members of the media interested in attending any portion of EV Roadmap 8 should contact Kerrie Mullaney at or 503.226.2377.

Event Details
EV Roadmap 8 will take place July 29-31, 2015 at the World Trade Center located at 121 SW Salmon St #2, Portland, OR 97204. More information and tickets are available at

About EV Roadmap
The EV Roadmap Conference has established itself as one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States. Founded by Portland General Electric and Portland State University, and now produced by Drive Oregon, the conference provides a graduate course in electric vehicle deployment. The event brings together a diverse mix of industry stakeholders, including government agencies, vehicle OEMs, utilities, charging station providers, and interest groups, to explore and address barriers to the expanding electric vehicle market.

About Drive Oregon
Drive Oregon is the epicenter for innovation in electric mobility, connecting leaders and entrepreneurs to advance the industry and strengthen our economy. Drive Oregon's mission is to grow the electric vehicle industry and promote electric transportation in Oregon. Drive Oregon is funded in part with Oregon State Lottery Funds administered by Business Oregon. Learn more at

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