Electric Freeway Now Powers EVs From San Diego to Vancouver

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Back in March, the electric highway spanning up the West Coast with eight charging stations over a 160-mile made headlines. Now you can theoretically travel from San Diego all the way to Vancouver, Canada in your EV if you’re adventurous enough.

It can’t be done without some careful planning however. The Washingon State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and AeroVironment has opened 10 new public charging stations, with seven of them conveniently located on the I-5. Eight of those 10 allow the use of DC fast chargers, allowing travelers to hit a full charge in as little as 30 minutes. All of those eight charging stations have Level 2 charging capability and are conveniently located near shopping centers, so you’re not stuck idly waiting while your car charges.

So far, the chargers are available for free for drivers thanks to Charger and the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association. By locating them near shopping facilities, chances are these chargers could remain free by helping attract more business to those areas.

Those that want to see just how far an EV can take them without using a single drip of gas should take a look at the electric highway and plan ahead. We’d love to hear stories of anyone venturing from California to Canada without ever having to stop at a gas station.

[Source: Torque News]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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