First Electric Car Charging Station in Bend Oregon

Electric cars — By on June 27, 2010 at 6:45 am
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An example of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Oregon

If you are a regular reader here at Peachy Green, you probably already know that I am very keen on and excited about electric cars.  This year, several major manufacturers are coming out with new models that will change the driving scene.

With the BP Oil Spill continuing to spew polluting fossil fuels into the Gulf of Mexico, EVs cannot come too soon.  Many believe that within 5-10 years, we’ll be seeing a majority of electric cars on the road, replacing their gas counterparts.

Here in my relatively small municipality of Bend, Oregon (population 80,995) the region’s first electric car charging station has been installed with the efforts of local solar company, Sunlight Solar Energy.  Even though there are only a handful of EVs on the roads here, the point is to have the infrastructure installed when demand rises.  Quite simply, its the real-life example of, “if you build it, they will come.”

The cost for the public to use the electric car charging station has not yet been determined.  Yet, one can estimate that the more people that drive EVs and use the charging station here in Bend, the lower the price for everyone!

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4 Comments

  1. Tara says:

    That’s great news :) Very cool for the people that visit Bend for vacation too!

  2. admin says:

    Absolutely Tara! When you drive your EV up to see me, you’ll have a great place to recharge it. :)

  3. maggie says:

    O.K. WHERE IS THE CHARGING STATION? there is no address in the article.

  4. Tony Paulson says:

    Parking lots take up tons of space and only serve 1 purpose….obviously parking. Why not serve multiple purposes??? This is part of Envision Solar’s (EVSI) goal and vision. By utilizing this inefficient use of space, EVSI is going to make parking lots into solar grove that provide solar, and therefor GREEN energy. Starting in San Diego and being surrounded by the California energy crisis, EVSI is passionate about helping to solve the problem. Check out more info at envisionsolar.com, including completed projects, projects in the work, and plans for huge and visionary world changing future projects. check out http://www.envisionsolar.com/video/ to learn more!

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