The Electric Car March Continues Into Washington State’s Cascade Mountains

The Electric Car March Continues Into Washington State’s Cascade Mountains

Washington State, no stranger to the environment or tourism in the Cascade Mountains, will soon install a number of EV charging stations in that region for the slew of electric vehicles that will inevitably vacation there alongside their green masters.

The 480 V AC/DC EV charging stations, numbering just two or three over a 190km Rt 2 stretch in the Cascades, are part of the large 310 charging station order the U.S. made in late 2010. The stations can reportedly charge a car like the Nissan Leaf to 80% in about 30 minutes.

Not a very big drop in the bucket, of course, but it’s certainly a start, especially when we consider that Washington and Oregon have already bought into charging stations something fierce with their $1.32 million, 10 station “electric highway” project, already underway. [PluginCenter.com via Engadget]