Rainbow is hooked into “Electric Highway” grid

Electric charging station

RAINBOW: Owners of electric vehicles scheduling excursions away from home can now include Harbick’s Country Store in the plans, thanks to a newly installed electric charging station.

The apparatus was part of a $2 million agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Transportation that calls for the installation of 20 new electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging stations as an extension of the three state network that comprises the West Coast Electric Highway system.

In an announcement a year ago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that Northwest Oregon said, “These new electric vehicle charging stations will help us meet President Obama’s goal of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels,” adding that, “They will also help us protect Oregon’s environment by reducing emissions.”

 

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