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!