EV chargers expand from city to country


A $2 million federal stimulus grant will fund 22 new electric vehicle charging stations in smaller cities around the northwestern corner of Oregon.

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A $2 million federal stimulus grant will fund 22 new electric vehicle charging stations in smaller cities around the northwestern corner of Oregon.

After they are installed next year, electric car owners will be able to go on vacation to the coast or the mountains and home again without having to stop overnight to charge up.

“Electric cars are often seen as city vehicles,” said Kristen Helsel, vice president of EV solutions for AeroVironment Inc., the Monrovia, Calif., company that is building the charging stations. “What this does is it extends the range so you can go from one corridor to another. It completely changes how EVs can be used.”

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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