EV Chargers Coming To Washington Highways

The state of Washington has announced that Aerovironment will install a series of electric charging stations along highways I-5 and US 2 over the next sixth months.

Nine fast-charging, Level 3 units will be deployed along the two different roads, and are expected to be operational by November 30th. The addition of these chargers will compliment the roll out of The EV Project, and help connect the so-called “Green Highway,” which we recently noted was being developed in Oregon and that will run from California to Canada.

image via AeroVironment

The announcement calls out plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt and electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf as examples of electric cars that can utilize the stations, and claims two million green cars will be able to travel along the outfitted Pacific highways by 2021.

Although each station can charge a vehicle in around 30 minutes with the Level 3 port, a Level 2 option is also available that can charge cars in four to six hours. The units are planned to be installed at shopping malls, fuel stations, and travel centers that have easy access to the I-5 and US 2 highways.

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