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.

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.

The future: EV chargers at apartments

Written February 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The planned conversion to electric vehicles in the next generation will require a lot of places to charge car batteries. So I was interested to see a newly installed charger at The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex nearing completion at 595 Geary St. N.E.

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.

City’s public EV charger about to open

Written September 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You may be surprised to learn, as I was, that this is National Drive Electric Week. Sophie Dykast at City Hall mentioned it when she told me that Albany’s first city-sponsored electric vehicle charging station will open to the public tomorrow, at 8:30 Wednesday morning.

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