Making EV charging more accessible for everyone!
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.
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.
Scan the QR code or key in the station ID.
After your charge is authorized, the cable is released and will automatically lower for use.
To extend the cable, hold down the button on top of the handle.
Plug in the connector to the vehicle and start charging.
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.
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
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!
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.