ENTERPRISE — Electric vehicle chargers are popping up around Wallowa County making it easier to own a zero emission, low-energy and low cost car in rural Eastern Oregon.
Matt King, Renewable Energy Program Manager at Community Solutions, Inc., said new electric vehicle chargers were paid for through grants and most are available to the public.
Pacific Power grants for electric vehicle projects are to non-residential customers, like Wallowa Resources and its subsidiary, Community Solutions.
In Oregon funding awards can cover up to 100% of the eligible costs of studying, planning, promoting or deploying electric transportation technology and projects.
“Wallowa Resources/CSI managed the electric vehicle grant that funded 70% of the cost of those chargers,” King said.
Chargers funded, in part, by Pacific Power are at Mt. View Motel and RV Park, Five…