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The display screen for a new electric car charging station is shown where Portland General Electric and NEC announce opening North America's first public-use, quick-charge station for electric vehicles in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. The Takasago rapid charging station is specialized for recharging lithium-ion batteries and requires only 20-30 minutes to recharge a battery to 80 percent of full strength. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)