Washington state wants you to take a ride on the Electric Highway starting in November.
The state’s Department of Transportation said it has selected AeroVironment, a California supplier of new energy solutions, to manufacture, supply, install and operate a network of nine fast-charging stations for electric vehicles along I-5 and U.S. 2. The project will cost $1 million.
Eventually, California, Oregon and Washington plan to electrify the 1,350-mile freeway from the Mexico border north into Canada as part of the West Coast Green Highway to serve the estimated 2 million electric vehicles expected to be sold in the Pacific Coast states in the next decade. Oregon is also working an electrification project for its section of the superhighway.