03 Jun '11, 9pm

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Fast-charging 480-volt Level 3 battery chargers will be installed in Oregon next to Interstate 5 for a stretch of 150 miles, from the border with California to near Eugene. They use the CHAdeMO specification, one that is compliant with three Japanese-made electric vehicles: the Nissan Leaf, SubaruR1e and Mitsubishi i-Miev. “Fast charging stations along high-traffic transportation corridors will help make driving electric vehicles between communities a viable option for Oregonians”, said the the director of the Oregon Transportation department. (Source: CNET.com) It isn’t completely clear if this type of fast-charger is compatible with the electric Ford Focus. An article on Engadget.com said it wasn’t likely the electric Focus would be able to use DC fast-charging. However, this article was written in January of this year, and things are changing quickly in the EV domain. T...

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