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An electric vehicle, or EV, is any vehicle that gets some of or all of the power it needs to move from electrical energy. All use electric motors for power, and almost all electric vehicles store electrical energy in batteries. A pure electric vehicle (also called a battery-electric vehicle, or BEV) is an electric vehicle that uses an electric motor powered by a battery to run the car with no gasoline engine at all.

What types of EVs are there?

There are a handful of different electric or hybrid-electric vehicles. Compare them on our vehicle types reference guide (PDF).

What types of electric cars are currently available in the U.S.

To find out what s currently available in the U.S. visit Plug-In America s electric vehicle tracker .

What about trucks and fleet vehicles?

What is PGE is doing to help bring electric vehicles to Oregon?

PGE is partnering with state and local governments, higher education and businesses to expand the EV infrastructure in Oregon. With more than 20 charging stations up and running including the nation s first quick-charge station open to the public PGE is helping Oregon prepare to be a national leader in the EV movement. PGE is also participating in a national test market program beginning that will bring up to 2,000 charging stations and nearly 1,000 Nissan LEAF EVs to Oregon. Read more in Expanding EVs in Oregon .

What is the miles-per-gallon equivalent for an electric car?

That s a hard comparison to make, since different plug-in vehicles have different systems some that use gasoline and some that don t. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that the Nissan LEAF can go 99 mpg on the energy equivalent of one gallon of gas, which the EPA says is 33.7 kWh of electricity. For city-only driving, the LEAF s mpge increases to 106.

By comparison, the Toyota Prius hybrid has a 51-mpg rating in the city. The EPA gave the Chevy Volt an overall rating of 60 mpge, with 93 mpge when driven in its electric mode and 37 mpg when it uses gasoline only. These ratings are expected to change as technology advances.

Charging and batteries

How do you charge electric vehicles?

How long does it take to charge a typical EV*?

When will public charging stations be available?

In Portland, public charging stations are available now. See maps of charging station locations. The EV Project aims to install more than 1,000 publicly available charging stations in Oregon, including the Ashland-Medford area.

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The Oregon Department of Transportation has also received a $2 million grant to install up to 24 DC fast-charge stations throughout northwest Oregon by 2012, including points south of Eugene. These stations typically charge an EV battery to 80 percent in 20 to 30 minutes and will complement the growing network of Level 2 stations .

Where are charging stations located?

See our Charging Stations section to learn about the different types of charging stations, find out more about Oregon s coming wave of new stations, and download charging station maps.

How do I get a charging station installed at my home or business?

Customers may install charging stations by working with PGE and various manufacturers or by participating in the federally funded EV Project in Oregon.

Does the Oregon law prohibiting the public from pumping its own gas apply to EV charging?

No. Any driver can charge an electric vehicle.


Does PGE offer a special pricing plan to customers who charge at home or at a small business?

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