Drive down to Gresham's electric avenues
With the completion of a new sustainability-driven installation, Gresham's mayor and all the other electric vehicle drivers will now have a place to charge up.
Leveraging a 2021 Portland General Electric Drive Change Fund grant of $280,000, the city bought 16 public electric vehicle charging stations, 12 city fleet charging stations, and two electric vehicles for city employees.
"As the owner of an electric vehicle, I am proud that our city is increasing the availability and access to electric vehicle charging stations," said Mayor Travis Stovall. "Electric vehicles provide a tremendous benefit to not only our environment but to users as well and I am excited to see Gresham continue to make progress in this area."
Gresham is continuing to push toward making the city accessible to electric vehicles, reducing greenhouse emissions, and lowering the use of fossil fuels within the city's fleet. "The addition of charging station infrastructure and electric vehicles to replace older fossil fuel fleet will reduce long-term operating and maintenance costs for our ratepayers," said Shannon Martin, Sustainability Manager.
There are charging stations at the Rockwood Market Hall, downtown Gresham, City Hall, and the Rockwood Public Safety Building.
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