Quick-charge stations installed as a spark in southern Maine

Electric Car charging stations Portland

Charging Station / February 26, 2017

  1. You can plug in your electric vehicle to any standard, three-prong 120-volt outlet. This means it’s easy to charge at home! Overnight charging can even help you take advantage of lower electricity prices. However, this level of power takes a relatively long time to charge your vehicle: from 8-16 hours. You and your car can do a lot better!
  2. For faster charging, use a 240-volt charger — the same voltage used for a clothes dryer. It will take 4-8 hours to charge your car. Level 2 chargers are available at over 1, 000 locations in Oregon, and you can have one installed at your home.
  3. Some electric vehicles can be charged very quickly. A quick charger will charge most electric vehicles to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes.

    More than 125 DC quick-chargers have been installed in Oregon, allowing drivers to charge on the go and extend their driving range. Be sure to shop for an EV that has quick charging capability – it’s the way of the future.

Source: www.portlandgeneral.com