According to ODOT, Electric Vehicle charging stations are being installed across the state. The stations provide a network of locations where vehicles can plug in to an electrical source to re-charge batteries. Electric Vehicle charging stations are necessary to support what is expected to be a growing fleet of Electric Vehicles throughout Oregon. Hood River installed one of the first rural Electric Vehicle charging stations this fall. It may be found in the city-owned parking lot at Seventh and Columbia streets. The Dalles is under review as a potential station site as part of ODOT’s Phase 2 installations. According to the Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding at ODOT, “Petroleum-based transportation is not sustainable in the long run, either environmentally or economically.
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