A Nissan Leaf charges at a electric vehicle charging station Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in Portland, Ore. More electric car fast-charging stations are coming to Oregon. The Oregon Department of ... more 
A Nissan Leaf charges at a electric vehicle charging station Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in Portland, Ore. More electric car fast-charging stations are coming to Oregon. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Thursday that 22 of them will be built next year in the northwestern corner of the state. They will cover an area from Astoria to Florence, and from Hood River to Sisters with stations able to recharge an electric car in 30 minutes. That means electric cars will be able to extend their range from short commutes around the city to extended trips into the country. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rick Bowmer
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 2:33 PM EDT