EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has won $700,000 in federal stimulus dollars to install up to eight fast-charging stations for electric cars along Interstate 5 from Eugene to the California border.
Gov. Ted Kulongoski announced the grant on Wednesday. He says the money will complement the plan to install fast-charging stations along I-5 from Portland to Eugene.
The stations provide a recharge of up to 80 percent for vehicles in 20 to 30 minutes, compared to the four to eight hours standard rechargers can take.
Kulongoski says he sees an electrified highway so Oregonians and visitors can travel throughout the state with clean, electric vehicles.
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