Charging station activity in Oregon
Across Oregon, charging stations are popping up quickly. Thanks to several of federally funded projects, thousands of charging stations have been installed at public places, businesses and homes throughout Oregon.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has installed eight DC quick charging stations along Interstate 5 in southern Oregon and is working to install another 22 throughout western Oregon. These stations typically charge the battery on a compatible electric vehicle to 80 percent within 20 to 30 minutes. Other organizations have also installed quick charging stations here, bringing the total in Oregon to over 40.
Charging station and vehicle manufacturers worldwide are interested in doing business in Oregon, because of our pioneering electric-vehicle charging infrastructure. PGE and its partners are continually working to bring the latest technology from car and charging station manufacturers here to Oregon.
Businesses, municipalities and individuals can work directly with electricians to install private or public charging stations. Contact us for more information.
EV PROJECT UPDATE: As of March 11, 2013, the federally funded EV Project has met its goal for installing residential and public Level 2 charging units, and is no longer accepting applications. EV drivers are invited to participate in the Project by signing up for a Blink Membership to charge their vehicles at any of the over 3,000 publicly accessible Blink charging stations in the U.S. For a limited time, the annual membership fee for “Blink Plus” will be waived. The cost to charge at a level 2 station is typically $1 per hour.
Charging at Home
Find out how easy it is to charge your electric vehicle at home, and what you need to do to get started.
Charging on the Go
Visit sites to find charging station locator maps and applications for mobile devices. Read about charging when you’re on the road or on the job.