Idaho Power Joins the National Electric Highway Coalition

Thinking of green and all things clean this spring? What about clean cars? Zero-emission, electric vehicles (EV) are on the rise, and Idaho Power is helping to increase the availability of fast-charging stations for EVs across eastern Oregon and southern Idaho. Idaho Power recently joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), a collaboration of more than 60 electric utilities, to support charging infrastructure.

Fully electric vehicles cost less than half to fuel compared to gas-powered vehicles, and they emit zero tailpipe emissions. They’re also quieter, require less maintenance, and offer enhancements like regenerative braking. The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) estimates that nearly 22 million EVs will be on U.S. roads by 2030, requiring the addition of thousands of fast-charging stations.

A network of fast-charging stations is already available for EV owners along the I-84 corridor from Portland to Salt Lake City. To learn more about EVs and Idaho Power’s recent funding of EV charging stations, visit You can also learn more about the NEHC and view a map of participating members.

Maria Willacy
Communications Specialist