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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Expanding the Fast Charging Network

Executive Director at Drive Oregon, 1732 NW Quimby Street, Suite 240 Portland, OR 97209 USA
World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(4), 955-962; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj8040955
Published: 30 December 2016
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Abstract

Oregon has more DC Fast Chargers (DCFC) for electric vehicles per capita than any other US region. This network has played a major role in making Oregon one of the strongest markets for electric vehicle sales in the US, despite the lack of a state purchase incentive. This paper summarizes Oregon’s experience with fast charging, evaluates the impact of this network, proposes new ways of defining network “success,” and makes recommendations for cost effectively expanding the network. These findings and recommendations should help inform other regions that are just beginning to build out their fast charging networks.
Keywords: fast charge; infrastructure; state government; policy; United States of America fast charge; infrastructure; state government; policy; United States of America
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
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Allen, J. Expanding the Fast Charging Network. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 955-962.

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