Portland, OR - Late last week, the full proceedings document was made available from the EV Roadmap Conference which was held in Portland, Oregon on Nov. 9. The day-long event was a convening of a broad coalition of the region's individuals, businesses, EV manufacturers and suppliers, nonprofits, and public sector organizations to discuss what work had been done towards preparing the Oregon for electric vehicle (EV) adoption and to coordinate efforts into a community of interest with a look at what was on the horizon for electric vehicles in 2010 and beyond.
Hosted by Portland General Electric and Portland State University – with underwriting support from The Lemelson Foundation and Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) – the morning program was comprised of briefings and panels designed to bring the assembled up to speed regarding recent developments and current opportunities. The afternoon program included 10 breakout sessions aimed at promoting deliberation, discussion and information sharing among the participants as they prepare for the arrival, deployment and successful adoption of electric vehicle technologies in 2010 and beyond.
In addition to support for the conference itself, The Lemelson Foundation helped provide funding to support the creation of a website – evroadmap.com – that will serve as a gateway for coordination efforts to help bring electric vehicles to Oregon.
- EV Roadmap Conference proceedings document: www.evroadmap.com/documents/EVRM-Proceedings-0911.pdf
- Clean Future's synopsis of the event: Oregon on Fast Track for Electric Cars
- Gas 2.0 synopsis: Portland Oregon Works to Develop Best Practices for Electric Vehicle Adoption