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E-Bike Industry: Technology and Market Trends

Drive Oregon

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

E-Bike Industry: Technology and Market Trends

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The electric bicycle industry has existed for many years, but now is experiencing significant growth.  E-bikes are attracting more consumer interest as a convenient, efficient, and fun method of transportation.  Where is the majority of that new demand coming from?  What new technologies are being pursued by the industry to further improve the e-bike experience?  How does Oregon fit into the picture?

Our April event will feature Rob Kaplan, of Currie Technologies.  Currie Tech has been developing and producing high-quality e-bikes since 1997, and has a robust nationwide network of dealerships.  Rob will share his perspective on the industry's growth and future prospects, based on his experience at Currie Tech.  

Space is limited, so reserve your ticket now!  Attendance is FREE for Drive Oregon members, $25 for non-members.  Oregon wine and beer and light refreshments will be served.

Speaker Biography

Rob Kaplan is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Currie Technologies. In the over 11 years at Currie, Rob and his team have been responsible for designing, manufacturing, and selling over 3 million units of electric bicycles and scooters.

Rob has been responsible for sales in all channels of distribution, including Wal-Mart, Costco, REI, and the independent retailer network. Rob has a wealth of experience in International Sales and Asian sourcing, having traveled extensively to Europe, and the Far-East.

Prior to joining Currie, Rob held Senior Sales Management positions at Centric Media, at Brunswick Corporation’s Outdoor Recreation Division, and at Bell Sports and Univega Bicycles.  Rob Holds a Masters Degree in International Business from Saint Mary’s College of California.  

Event Sponsors 

Since 1997, Currie Technologies®, an Accell Group company, has been one of the oldest and most established U.S. developers and distributors of E-Bikes with a network of dealers nationwide, offering a selection of models to meet every riders need for cost-effective transportation alternatives, recreation, exercise and just plain fun. Currie Technologies of Southern California holds various patents on its products including their Electro- Drive™ Propulsion Systems, unique electric drive systems that provide superior performance and durability at a reasonable price. To learn more about Currie Technologies® product lines, visit

For over 40 years, Bike N Hike has been Northwest Oregon’s local source for bicycles, gear and advice.  With locations in Corvallis, Milwaukie, Hillsboro, Albany, Beaverton, and Portland, Bike N Hike is dedicated to serving the local cycling community.  In addition to offering quality bicycles and affordable repair services, the shop hosts engaging events for cyclists of all ages and riding styles.  To learn more, visit or check out their Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Have questions about E-Bike Industry: Technology and Market Trends? Contact Drive Oregon

When & Where

Kell's Irish Pub
112 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Drive Oregon

Drive Oregon is a nonprofit public-private partnership with diverse membership from across the range of companies and organizations involved in electrifying the transportation system.  Drive Oregon is funded in part with Oregon State Lottery Funds administered by Business Oregon.  Drive Oregon's mission is to promote, support, and grow the electric vehicle industry in Oregon.

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