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Project Will Open the Electric Highway

I-5 from Mexican border into Canada will have charging stations for EVs.

by on Jul.15, 2011

AeroVironment will install electric charging stations like these along Washington's I-5 and U.S. 2 as part of a project to provide regularly spaced electric charging stations.

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.