A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Surprise at the city EV charger: It works

Written February 15th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

An announcement from the Oregon Department of Transportation prompted me to take yet another look at the electric-vehicle charging station the City of Albany had installed downtown.

Public EV chargers: A question of practicality

Written January 2nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Albany is still waiting to hear whether it will receive a federal grant to pay for installing four more public electric-vehicle charging stations at key points in town.

No garage with a charger? No problem

Written June 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In a story two years ago, I wondered about how to charge electric vehicles at home when the owners don’t have garages with outlets, let alone fast chargers.

Scouting EV chargers and finding Oregon duds

Written February 7th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

This was a first: Never before Monday afternoon had I seen a car sitting in the space reseved for Albany’s city-owned public EV charging station downtown. But there’s more to the story than that.

Getting a charge downtown? Still checking

Written January 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The City of Albany’s public electric vehicle charger downtown is on my riverfront bike route, so I look at it every few days, wondering if it’s working again.

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.

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