In the early 80’s, one popular song said “We’re gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, and then we’ll take it higher.” Now, some 30 years later, one Pacific Northwest city has a real Electric Avenue, as Portland State University installed seven electric vehicle chargers along a downtown street in Portland. According to E&E News, it is part of a study to determine what types of chargers are used the most, and what people do while they wait for their fill up. The charge is free, and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to up to six hours. Officials estimate there are currently 400 electric vehicles on Oregon roads, but they expect more to be rocking down to this particular electric avenue before long.
April 8, 2013 by David Rothbard,
David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.