[Oeva-list] Fast charger to be install in WA on I5.

Ray Blackburn oeva_treas at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 1 10:00:23 PDT 2010


The state of Washington is hoping to turn the interstate 5 corridor that runs from Canadian border to Oregon into the nation's first electric highway.

The state plans to take bids from charging station manufacturers this summer and select a contractor to do the installations in the fall. The state may want to reconsider the maximum 80-mile span between charging stations, though. Mainstream EVs like the Nissan Leaf and next year's Ford Focus Electric will only have a nominal range of 100 miles. At night, in the cold or in other non-ideal conditions the range will be considerably less. Level 3 stations will generally also not fully charge a battery. This is done to prevent over-charging and damaging the battery. That means the available range will be reduced further, so the charge stations should really be no more than 50 miles apart. 

http://green.autoblog.com/2010/06/30/interstate-5-in-washington-to-become-electric-highway/#comments
 Ray Blackburn OEVA Treasurer. 


      
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