• North America’s first public-use quick-charge station shows up at a PGE headquarters, Portland

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    Portland will play home to northern America’s first public-use quick-charge station to juice up electric vehicles. Built by NEC subsidiary Takasago, the station has been installed in a PGE headquarters parking garage. In just about 20 to 30 minutes, the station is designed to charge electric vehicles with lithium-ion batteries up to 80%. Governor Ted Kulongoski inaugurated this one, hooking on a lovable Nissan Leaf. The station is installed in the public parking garage of the World Trade Center building in downtown Portland where users are charged 4# to park. Charging up is free.

    Well PGE’s headquarters has one. Its time the world has many more of these too!

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on August 9, 2010