Stevenson, WA – October 11, 2011 – The City of Stevenson, the Stevenson Business Association (SBA), and the Port of Skamania County partnered to bring the first Level II Electric Vehicle Charging Station to Washington’s side of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
The station is located at Teo Park along the Columbia River Waterfront in the City of Stevenson, adjacent to shops, restaurants, spas, and art galleries. This station is the result of cooperation among local business leaders and local government. SBA President Scott Anderson stated that “As a small town, Stevenson has been forward thinking and on the cutting edge, such as being one of the first cities to offer city-wide free WiFi access, and now the EV Charging Station.” Moli Thomas, of MST Consulting, who managed the project, said “Stevenson is a wonderful, eco-friendly tourism destination. This charger is another way that we can help support healthy tourism activity in the area. Our goal is to bring people out to one of the most beautiful places on the planet and let them recharge while taking advantage of all that Stevenson has to offer.” This station is especially important because it will allow people to reach the area from the I-5 corridor (50 miles west) and recharge for their return trip.
The ribbon cutting for the station was held on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm, followed by an after party in the park.
The station accepts a ChargePass RFID-based Smart Card, a contactless credit card or by calling the toll free number printed on the front of the charging station. It is a Level 2/Level 1 charger. There is a $1.00 access fee; electric charge is free otherwise. This is a Coulomb station, which is part of the ChargePoint Network.
There are restaurants, hotels, and shopping within walking distance. It is on the scenic Columbia River waterfront in Stevenson.
www.skamania.org Chamber of Commerce
www.cityofstevenson.com Biz Association website
www.skamania.com Skamania Lodge is 1.5 miles away, within city limits (major conference center in WA state)
We are only 43 miles from the Portland, Oregon Convention Center—off I-84 going east, cross the river at Cascade Locks (Bridge of the Gods–Exit 44) and go 3 miles upstream (east) to Stevenson–take right on Russell Street to the Waterfront.
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