For those of you interested in electric vehicles (EVs), you may want to check out the current issue of Local Focus, the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) newsletter. Ten pages (pages 14-24) of the May 2012 issue are dedicated to updating the state’s municipal leadership on various aspect of electric transportation including information on:
- Progress on Oregon’s segment of the West Coast Electric Highway, a network of Electric vehicle (EV) fast charge stations along the I-5 corridor
- Reasons for supporting electric transportation such as increased economic stability, energy independence, national security and less pollution
- Permitting for EV charging infrastructure which focuses on actions taken by Building Codes Division (BCD) to make it safe and easy to install charging stations
- Job creation potential of Oregon’s growing EV industry which includes Brammo electric motor cycles in Ashland, LEKTO airport vehicles in Warrenton and Oregon Iron Works which makes electric streetcars in Clackamas.