"Oregon First to Juice Up West Coast Electric Highway"

"CENTRAL POINT, Ore. --- Electric vehicle drivers can now cruise along the southern Oregon stretch of Interstate 5 without range anxiety. Officials from the Oregon Department of Transportation, along with charging station partner AeroVironment and the Oregon Department of Energy, opened the first phase of the West Coast Electric Highway in a ceremony on Friday. When complete, the highway will stretch along Interstate 5 from the Canadian to Mexican borders."


Spaced roughly 25 miles apart along the southern Oregon I-5 corridor, eight charging station hubs were fired up in Cottage Grove, Rice Hill, Roseburg, Canyonville, Wolf Creek, Grants Pass, Central Point and Ashland."

Environment News Service had the story March 19, 2012.


"For E.V. Drivers, a Stretch of Oregon Interstate to Relieve Range Anxiety" (Wheels/NYT)

"'Electric Highway': First Installment Of Cutting-Edge Freeway Inaugurated" (AP)

Source: ENS, 03/20/2012