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SALEM -- Oregon has recently added more quick-charge stations for drivers of electric vehicles using the West Coast Electric Highway.

The electric highway, which is a tri-state effort of Washington, Oregon and California, extends from British Columbia to Baja California. With the installation of more quick-charge stations, The Salem Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/11dq1PU) reports that Oregon has completed its portion of the highway.

Quick-charge stations can typically charge a car battery in 20 to 30 minutes. Depending on battery-charge levels, it can take between four to eight hours at a non-quick charge station.

When completed, the electric highway will be equipped with quick-charge stations every 25 to 60 miles.

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