Fred Meyer is planning to add several Charging Stations to various Fred Meyer locations around the Portland metropolitan area. They are working with ECOtality Inc.
The exciting thing about this is that 6 DC Fast Chargers will be installed in East Salem, Tualatin, Tigard, Sunset, Sandy and Salmon Creek locations. One DC Fast Charger and one Level 2 will be installed at each location. In addition, two Level 2 chargers will be installed at Oregon City, Mill Plain and Gateway stores. Installation is expected by the end of summer 2012.
The chargers will be Blink charging stations. The DC Fast Chargers will be CHAdeMO connectors that charge at 480 volts, and can charge vehicles to 80% in 30 minutes.
There is currently one DC Quick Charger at the Fred Meyer in the Hollywod District, but it’s uptime hasn’t been that great so far.