Pilot project to bring electric vehicle chargers to selected state parks
Entec is proud to be partnering with Adopt a Charger and Rivian to support EV charging stations at Oregon State Parks. Allowing us to advance the electrification of transportation and make a difference in the communities that we serve.
Salem, OR—Electric vehicle (EV) charging is coming to the Oregon State Park system. Starting this summer and over the next year, Level 2 EV chargers will be installed in selected state parks as part of a pilot project created by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and the nonprofit Adopt a Charger (AAC). The agreement between OPRD and AAC allows fundraising and donations to cover the installation of the chargers and includes an option for the electricity costs to be sponsored by a donor for up to three years.
Legislation passed in 2021, House Bill 2290 , directs OPRD to allow planning and installation of public EV charging stations in parking spaces at state parks. The OPRD and AAC agreement reflects the intent and direction outlined in the legislation.
Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer and automotive technology company, is working with AAC to donate the installation design, construction costs and EV chargers as part of its Rivian Waypoints charging network. Rivian Waypoints can provide up to 25 miles of range every hour of charging and are equipped with a J1772 plug, making them compatible with every electric vehicle on the market. In addition, Entec Polymers has offered to sponsor the cost of electricity through its partnership with AAC for a limited time.