Electric Highway On its Way to Pacific Northwest

The nation's first electric highway could be coming to the Pacific Northwest.
July 10, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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"With help from a $1.32 million federal grant, the state Transportation Department plans to turn Interstate 5 into the nation's first 'electric highway' with enough charging stations so electric vehicles can make the entire 276-mile trip from the Canadian border to the Oregon state line, Gov. Chris Gregoire announced Monday.

State officials are trying to gear up for the large infusion of electric vehicles expected over the next few years."

More than 2,500 electric charging stations will be built in the Seattle area, part of The EV Project, a federal government study of electric vehicle driving habits and needs.

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Published on Monday, June 28, 2010 in Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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