PGE announces Beaverton Electric Avenue
Portland General Electric and the City of Beaverton have announced plans to build a new electric vehicle charging station at Beaverton Town Square. The EV charging station is intended to bring affordable fast charging to Beaverton residents and expand public access to electric transportation across the region.
"Beaverton is committed to a more resilient, sustainable future and the adoption of EVs to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and the deployment of EV charging infrastructure is critical to achieve this goal," said Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle. "We're grateful to PGE for partnering with our city to bring this public charging station to the area as it will improve the health of our community, our economy and our environment."
According to PGE, transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in Oregon, furthering the need for an electrified transportation system to combat climate change. PGE's Electric Avenue Network is part of the company's effort to remove barriers preventing drivers from switching to an EV, thereby reducing overall emissions. PGE further emphasized that all community charging sites in the Electric Avenue network are powered by 100% clean renewable energy.
"This new EV charging site is part of our ongoing work to invest in charging infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and support electric transportation," said Maria Pope, president and CEO of PGE. "Our partnership with the Beaverton City Council and Mayor Doyle is an example of how working together accelerates Oregon's transition to a clean energy future."
The Beaverton Electric Avenue will be located on the corner of Southwest Canyon Road and Southwest Broadway Street. The station is designed to be highly visible and accessible from major throughways. This installation will feature six chargers, four fast chargers and two Level 2 chargers, allowing up to six electric cars to charge simultaneously. The facility is planned to go online in 2020.
For more information, visit www.portlandgeneral.com/electricavenue.
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