Gallery: Portland Gets America’s First EV Quick Charge Station

 

Yesterday the enviously green city of Portland, Oregon became the first city in the United States to have a public quick charging station for electric vehicles. The Takasago Rapid Charging Station was installed by Portland General Electric (PGE) in a parking lot at their Salmon Street headquarters. It’s an EV station for drivers on the go — it should charge a lithium ion battery to 80% in just 20 to 30 minutes. PGE will install a larger network of charging stations eventually, but for now this wonder charger is in their parking lot, not on the street, which makes it public for PGE pass holders only.

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