We just got this email from our friends in Stevenson, WA:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
First Electric Vehicle Charger Comes to Stevenson in the Scenic Columbia River Gorge
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 will be on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm, followed by an after party in the park. All are welcome to come and look at the station, at the electric cars, and enjoy some great food, local wines and beer, and music.
Moli S. Thomas
Moli S. Thomas