A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.

Downtown EV charger looks ready to use

Written September 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The last few times I passed the CARA-sponsored electric-vehicle charging station in downtown Albany, the device was still shrouded in black plastic. But Saturday night, the plastic was gone and the thing looked ready to be used.

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