Oregon Will Be Getting New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Jan. 19, 2023
Charging stations are planned along Interstate 5, U.S. Highway 97, and Interstate 205

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced that, in partnership with private companies, they will be begin work on new electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations along Interstate 5, U.S. Highway 97, and Interstate 205.

The new charging stations are funded by the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. $7.5-billion in funds has been secured for EV charging infrastructure across the U.S., with more than $7-billion going towards 'critical minerals supply chains that are necessary for batteries, components, materials, and recycling.

NEVI will provide $5-billion in funding to states in order to build charging stations along highway corridors.

ODOT says that the stations will be no farther than 50 miles apart from each other, and, if possible, within one mile of an exit.

ODOT is asking residents who live along those corridors to check out their online open house and take a survey so they can gather data on local factors to consider.


Source: KPIC.com