PGE and City of Beaverton announce new electric vehicle charging station
Sept. 17, 2019
Portland, Ore. — In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, Portland General Electric and the City of Beaverton announced plans to build a new electric vehicle charging station at Beaverton Town Square. This EV charging station will bring affordable fast-charging to Beaverton residents and expand public access to electric transportation across the region.
Transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in Oregon, furthering the need for an electrified transportation system to combat climate change. The Electric Avenue Network is a key element to achieve emissions reduction as it aims to remove barriers preventing drivers from switching to an EV.
“Beaverton is committed to a more resilient, sustainable future and the adoption of EVs to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and the deployment of EV charging infrastructure is critical to achieve this goal,” said Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle. “We’re grateful to PGE for partnering with our city to bring this public charging station to the area as it will improve the health of our community, our economy and our environment.”
To further support PGE and the city’s goals to improve air quality and provide a more sustainable way of life for Oregonians, all community charging sites in the Electric Avenue Network are powered by 100% clean renewable energy.
“This new EV charging site is part of our ongoing work to invest in charging infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and support electric transportation,” said Maria Pope, president and CEO of PGE. “Our partnership with the Beaverton City Council and Mayor Doyle is an example of how working together accelerates Oregon’s transition to a clean energy future.”
The Beaverton Electric Avenue, located on the corner of Southwest Canyon Road and Southwest Broadway Street, is highly visible and accessible from major throughways. This charging station will feature six chargers, four fast chargers and two Level 2 chargers, allowing up to six electric cars to charge simultaneously.
Beaverton joins the cities of Milwaukie, Hillsboro, Portland and Wilsonville as the latest location in the Electric Avenue Network.
For more information, please visit portlandgeneral.com/electricavenue.
The city of Beaverton is home to more than 97,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. Beaverton is a friendly, active and responsive city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. To learn more, visit beavertonoregon.gov.
About Portland General Electric Company
Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is a fully integrated energy company based in Portland, Oregon, with operations across the state. The company serves approximately 892,000 customers in 51 cities, has 16 generation plants in five Oregon counties, and maintains and operates 13 public parks and recreation areas. For 130 years, PGE has been delivering safe, affordable and reliable energy to Oregonians. Together with its customers, PGE has the No. 1 voluntary renewable energy program in the U.S. PGE and its 3,000 employees are committed to helping its customers build a clean energy future. PGE, employees, retirees and the PGE Foundation donate approximately $4 million annually to support nonprofits and schools. In addition, employees and retirees log about 45,000 volunteer hours annually. For more information visit portlandgeneral.com/cleanvision.