Portland’s Relocated Electric Avenue Now Open – (w/video)
The Electric Avenue was a very interesting project, which began in the early days of the modern electric car in the US in August 2011, as a joint research venture between Portland State University (PSU), Portland General Electric (PGE) and the City of Portland. In mid-2011, Oregon had just 500 EVs.
In the heart of PSU, there were seven free AC Level 2 charging stations from different manufacturers, acting as a demonstration.
In June of this year, the charging stations were dismantled as space was needed for construction of a new School of Business Administration building.
Electric Avenue is not becoming a part of history though. Instead, it’s changing places to World Trade Center Portland at 121 SW Salmon Street.
In place of the two AC Level 2 charging stations, PGE installed a total 6 spots – 4 DC fast chargers with CHAdeMO and Combo plugs, and two new AC Level 2 terminals.
“Learn how Electric Avenue, an electric vehicle charging hub in downtown Portland, moved from Portland State University to a permanent home at Portland General Electric headquarters.”