No public electric charging stations yet in Oregon



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Energy Department and its partner in a network of electric car charging stations had planned to have 1,100 public charging stations installed in Oregon by the end of next month.

But, so far, there are none for the public and only 164 residential chargers at Oregon homes.

The Oregonian reports the target for Oregon has been reduced to 750 residential and 850 public charging stations by the end of the year.

The San Francisco company with the Energy Department contract, Ecotality, says installations will follow the delivery of electric cars in the state.

Oregon is one of six states selected in 2009 to participate in the electric vehicle project, funded with $230 million in federal stimulus money.


Information from: The Oregonian,