Neighborhood EV Charging

Making EV charging more accessible for everyone!

What’s driving us

Electric cars don’t just save you money on fuel and maintenance, they also play a huge role in combating climate change by helping meet state and local goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But as EVs gain in popularity, one issue that is often raised is “Where can I charge it?” This is especially true for folks without garages or driveways who are usually parking on the street.

Let’s get you charged up

We’re amped to partner with cities across our service territory to make EV chargers more accessible for everyone. Throughout this year, you’ll see us out in neighborhoods installing charging stations on our utility poles, making it easier for you and your neighbors to go electric and drive Oregon’s clean energy future.

  1. Scan the QR code or key in the station ID.

  2. After your charge is authorized, the cable is released and will automatically lower for use.

  3. To extend the cable, hold down the button on top of the handle.

  4. Plug in the connector to the vehicle and start charging.

We started close to home

If you live in SE Portland or Milwaukie, you’re in luck. We are testing out our new EV pole chargers using our existing utility poles.

Portland locations: Southeast 29th Avenue and Southeast 35th Place

Milwaukie locations: Southeast 29th Avenue and Southeast Washington and 25th Avenue

Cost to charge: $3 for 4 hours. An additional peak-time fee of $0.19 per kWh will be assessed on weekdays between 3 and 8 p.m

Electrify your ride

If you’re ready to drive towards the clean energy future, you’ve come to the right place. We can get you started on your journey with an EV Cost & Savings Calculator that’ll help exploring the wide range of electric vehicles available, finding rebates and incentives that are being offered and even charging options. And, when you’re ready to buy an EV, we can help you with that too!

Clean and green

It’s easy to do your part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when you drive an electric vehicle. Here in Oregon, gas engines account for 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. EVs? Virtually zero tailpipe emissions. And you can make your electricity mix 100% carbon free with our Green Future renewable power program.

Save on fuel

With electric vehicles, there's no gas to burn or gas to buy. And maintenance, what maintenance? Simply charge your EV overnight and wake up to a “full battery”. EVs are easy!

More places to charge

From at home to at work, retail businesses and even utility poles in neighborhoods, let’s face it, the number of places you can charge an EV has expanded and will continue to do so. If you had any doubt, now’s the time to kiss that gas station goodbye!

Frequently asked questions

Installing EV chargers on poles is a cost-effective way to help make charging accessible to EV drivers. We want to help our customers charge their electric vehicle, no matter where they live.

Charger locations are selected for a number of reasons including proximity to off-street parking, multi-family housing and rentals, the age and height of the pole and the number of EV chargers in the area. However, not all poles are suitable for a charger. Reasons include the pole’s age and height, it’s location in the right-of-way or the transformer may not be able to support the additional power needed for EV charging. Our goal is to make it easier to charge an EV. If there are questions or concerns about a selected pole charger location, please contact PGE at neighborhoodcharging@pgn.com.

Our current pricing is $3 per session (up to 4 hours) and a fee of $0.19/kWh during peak time (3-8PM, Monday thru Friday).

*Session times vary depending on municipality guidelines

Sessions are limited to four hours. We do ask that you move your vehicle as soon as it’s reached the charge limit so other users can utilize the charger. An idle fee for vehicles parked more than four hours may apply.

Please notify the City Milwaukie at: (503) 786 – 7555.

Please contact the non-emergency police line for your municipality. Non-EV’s parking in an EV only space are subject to fines.

Please call Shell Re-charge at: 1-855-900-7584 or send an email to: neighborhoodcharging@pgn.com and we will try to get it fixed as soon as possible.

There are a variety of reason we place the chargers high up on the pole:

  • Follows National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) clearances.

  • The charger’s configuration on the pole allows our linemen to safely climb the pole.

  • The height and location is out of the way of vehicle traffic.