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A stretch of coastline accessible via the West Coast Electric Highway, in Curry County, Oregon. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
A stretch of coastline accessible via the West Coast Electric Highway, in Curry County, Oregon. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
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The call of the open road now beckons electric car owners on the West Coast. That's because Washington state and Oregon have completed their portions of a rapid recharging network to enable long distance electric-powered travel.

The system could eventually stretch from British Columbia to Baja California. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Tom Banse of Northwest News Network went out on a road test of the West Coast Electric Highway.

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This segment aired on May 5, 2015.

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