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First electric vehicle charging station installed in Myrtle Creek

The station can charge two cars at a time, and is free for drivers to use.

Posted: Oct 25, 2019 7:54 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 9:03 PM

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- The city of Myrtle Creek has installed its first electric vehicle charging station, which happens to be the only one between Roseburg and Canyonville.

City officials said the $12,000 station was paid for with a grant from Pacific Power and has been in the works since June.

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The station is located at Creekside Memorial Park off NW Oak Street. It can charge two cars at a time and is free.

Officials said they’ve received a lot of positive feedback from the community, which is why they’re already considering adding other stations in the future.

“We’re looking to get some other sustainable sources, then potentially we could add another charging station somewhere else in town,” said City Administrator Sean Negherbon. “So it’s kinda like we’ll see how this one works.”

Negherbon also says the city wanted to bring in the charging station with hopes of more travelers coming through town.

The Myrtle Creek station will show up on the ChargePoint app, which shows drivers the nearest charging station while traveling.

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