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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany eyes grant to add EV chargers

Written May 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Evidently undeterred by their experience with the lone city-sponsored electric-vehicle charger downtown, Albany officials hope to get federal money to pay for installing four more.


Future Oregon road trips: A question of charge

Written November 5th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Unless our current state politicians are replaced before then and the policies and rules are changed, in Oregon you won’t be able to buy a conventional new car in 13 years.


A vehicle-charging station for downtown

Written July 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you have an electric car, pretty soon you’ll be able to park it in downtown Albany and charge the batteries — unless somebody else has had the same idea and got there first. In which case you’d have to wait your turn.


Albany set to add EV stations downtown

Written May 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Pacific Power has offered to give the Albany urban renewal district (CARA) $63,548 to set up public charging stations for electric vehicles downtown.


EV charging stations downtown?

Written February 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Should the Central Albany Revitalization Area provide charging stations for electric cars downtown? The CARA advisory board will get a chance to talk about that idea when it meets on Wednesday afternoon.


The risks of self-service: Really?

Written June 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Look, a car being fueled and no attendant in sight! Oh wait. It’s a Tesla, and that hose is conducting electrical juice, not the kind made from fossilized jungles. Still, how can we allow automotive self-service when it violates all the principles the legislature set out in state law?


 
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