Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gresham EV Charging Station

Gresham Oregon is getting a plug-in car charging station sponsored by Portland General electric.

From PGE: 

You are invited to join PGE and Gresham as we celebrate Gresham's new plug-in charging station Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m.
The City of Gresham is unveiling the city's first Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station as part of Portland General Electric's new network of charging stations in the region. Gresham is the third city government in Oregon to install a plug-in station and the eighth location in PGE's growing network.

The EV charging station provides the general public the opportunity to recharge their electric vehicles with renewable energy from PGE. There is no charge to use the station. Drivers simply park their cars at the Gresham City Hall station and plug in their vehicles the same way a household appliance plugs into the wall.

Gresham City Councilors will invite plug-in electric vehicle owners to plug in to the station. Gresham resident Wendy Marshall will demonstrate how the plug-in station works using her converted electric Toyota Prius. PGE representatives will talk about the new network of electrical charging stations in the Portland metro area.

The unveil will be on Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 11 to 11:40 a.m.
At 11 a.m., Gresham resident Wendy Marshall will arrive in her electric car, plug in and kick off the launch of the new charging station at Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway.
Elaina Medina
Public Information Specialist
Portland General Electric

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