Interstate 5 crosses Washington state from Oregon to Canada. And later this year, work will begin to make it the first electric highway in the United States. It's good to be a
Volt owner in the Pacific Northwest.
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While I enjoy the mental image of lightning bolts six lanes wide, the electric freeway project's goal is actually to install 10 Level-3 electric charging stations along the route. Each station can charge at 400 volts and 30 amps, enough to fill up an electric vehicle to 80% in a half an hour.
The stations, funded by a $1.32 million federal grant will be situated every 80 miles, close enough to ensure that future Volt and
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