Rocking down to Portland’s new Electric Avenue

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.

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About the Author: David Rothbard

David Rothbard

David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.

  • Eckenhuijsen Smit

    The latest in The Netherlands are HYDROGEN motored cars; it will be as useless a spill of billions €/$ just as the electric cars are useless, just as wind turbines and all other red/green idiocies.
    The energy needed to produce hydrogen is astronomical, although the CO2 produced by the car´s motors is zero, while nature needs exactly much CO2 to sustain life on earth!!!

    • J.P. Katigbak

      Yes, that is right. I agree that nature needs exactly much carbon dioxide to sustain life on earth. Also, it should be well understood that the ideological and philosophical doctrine of environmentalism is a curse on both humans and the environment – remember to BE WARNED! – J.P.K.