Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Electric vehicles are here and Beaverton residents have reserved them at one of the highest rates in the state. The City of Beaverton supports the use of EVs to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and decrease our emissions. The City was part of a federal grant program called The EV Project, whose aim is to deploy charging infrastructure in major US Cities and prepare America for the roll out of electric transportation. Beaverton also recognizes the economic benefits of EV deployment and the potential for the growth of our local green technology industries.

Citizens have repeatedly expressed the desire for more sustainable transportation. Supporting EV infrastructure improves community health through reduced tailpipe emissions, improves the economy through supporting local clean technology businesses, and improves the environment through decreased greenhouse gasses. Graphics showing the benefits of using EVs
Mayor Denny Doyle in an EV

Beaverton's strategy includes:

  • Supporting charging stations
    throughout Oregon
  • Incentivizing charging station infrastructure
  • Educating staff to encourage EV development
    and use
  • Making the process of permitting for charging
    stations easy and consistent
  • Supporting EV related businesses and clean
    technology development
  • Exploring the electrification of City fleets
  • Adopting consistent signage