Home Must Reads USDA loan will help Oregon EVs

USDA loan will help Oregon EVs

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Oregon rural development office is providing a grant to help a Central Oregon electric vehicle manufacturer.

Venus Motors Company, based near Bend, has an electric chassis and drivetrain technology that is the basis for customizable electric vehicle such as its Veepster, an all-electric jeep-style vehicle with a 100-mile range, a top speed of about 60 miles per hour and a $24,000 price tag — before incentives.

Venus Motors sources chassis from BH Workman & Sons in Prineville and body parts from FiberFab in LaPine, creating a small EV supply chain in central Oregon that is targeted by the USDA grant.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

{biztweet}oregon ev{/biztweet}

 

Comments   

 
Guest
+1 #1 USDA and electric cars?Guest 2012-07-10 20:05:39
What in the heck is the Department of Agriculture doing spending money on building car? Has anybody heard We are 15 Trillion in Debt!
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Are millennials reshaping politics in the Pacific Northwest?

News
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

MillennialsThumbA new report explores the impact of millennials on Oregon's business and political climate.


Read more...

Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

News
Thursday, March 27, 2014
02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


Read more...

Speeding up science

News
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
02.25.14 Thumbnail MedwasteBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


Read more...

Why I became an educator

News
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
03.04.14 thumbnail teachBY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


Read more...

Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

BTNMarch14 tableBTNMarch14 line


BTNMarch14 piePDXBTNMarch14 pieUSA


Read more...

Barrister bands

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
IMG 4691BY LINDA BAKER

An intellectual property attorney by day, 48-year-old Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is a singer and guitarist by night.


Read more...

100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

News
Monday, March 03, 2014

Screen shot 2014-03-03 at 11.26.47 AM

Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS