The City's plug in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station is located on the east side of Main Street between 12th and 13th Streets. The EV charging station was installed in September, 2008, and was officially "unveiled" on October 28, 2008.
The EV charging station was installed as part of Portland General Electric’s new network of charging stations in the region. The station is now open and will remain free to the public for approximately two years. Other charging stations around the region include stations at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (two plugs); Portland General Electric: Salem office (two plugs), Portland office (two plugs), City of Lake Oswego (two plugs), and Two World Trade Center garage, Portland (four plugs).
With concerns about global warming and rising fuel costs, city leaders and Oregon City residents are looking for more economical and sustainable transportation options. The City of Oregon City joined forces with PGE to install the station to help develop and test the transportation infrastructure needed to support plug-in vehicles.