Electric vehicles (EVs) are an important new transportation option. By utilizing electric power instead of gasoline or diesel fuel, EVs are another means for reaching city goals for reducing community fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.
EV drivers can park and charge their vehicles at several City of Eugene parking facilities (EV charging station map Opens a New Window. ) including:
If you are thinking about installing a charging station at your home you should check with an electrical contractor to make sure you have the necessary electrical service and circuitry. Electrical permits may be required in order to grade your electrical service, install the special circuit and install an outlet made specifically for electric vehicles. You can contact the Permit Information Center to get more information on getting a permit.
To learn more about EV basics, charging options and how to get EV ready visit Eugene Water and Electric Board’s Electric Vehicle website, including: