The public electric vehicle charging station is the thirds in the region, with four more planned to open later this year.

COURTESY PGE - A map of the current Electric Avenue charging stations and those under construction.

The largest public electric vehicle charging station in Hillsboro is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 18.

The Electric Avenue station is located in the Sunset Esplanade Shopping Center — 2235 SE Tualatin Valley Highway in Hillsboro — off Southeast Tualatin Valley Highway and Southeast Cypress Street.

The station is co-sponsored by PGE and the City of Hillsboro. It is the third PGE-sponsored Electric Avenue station in the region. The first two are in Portland and Milwaukie.

A ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature remarks from Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway, state Rep. Janeen Sollman, City Councilor Kyle Allen and PGE President and CEO Maria Pope. Free rides in EVs will also be offered, along with music and kid's activities.

Electric Avenue Hillsboro supports Hillsboro's 2035 Community Plan and Environmental Sustainability Plan, as well as PGE's Transportation Electrification Plan, which are designed to help electrify the transportation sector and accelerate Oregon's transition to a clean energy future.

PGE plans to construct four additional locations plater this year. All charging stations in the Electric Avenue network are powered by 100% renewable energy to support sustainable transportation options.

These community charging stations will feature six chargers, including four fast chargers, allowing up to six electric cars to charge simultaneously. A standard charge fee is $3, and a fast charge costs $5. Customers can also choose a $25 monthly subscription to use all Electric Avenue locations.

Supporting the event are BTCPower, Chargeway, Forth, Greenlots, Green Mountain Energy and Waterhouse Motors.

You can learn more about PGE's plans and find the locations of the other stations here.

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