Anne Marie DiStefano writes for the Portland Tribune about the coming wave of EV charging stations in Oregon and beyond. Shorepower Technologies is mentioned as a competitor in the infrastructure space.
“Development of the technology is in its infancy, James says. Charging fees for consumers remain up in the air, although they’re likely to be radically cheaper than gas.
The price to fully charge a Leaf at Oregon’s current electrical rates is around $2.40. If a driver were to plug a car into a standard Level 2 station for an hour while, say, getting a latte, that would pull about 15 cents worth of electricity. It wouldn’t be worthwhile for a retailer to process a payment at that rate.”
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