By AAA Travel Editor Katie McPhee
June 13, 2019
Jagged cliffs, secluded beaches, scenic overlooks and towering sand dunes—Oregon’s natural splendor is on full display with a drive down (or up) the Pacific coastline. Pair the stunning natural scenery with a road trip in an electric car and you’ve got a match made in eco-friendly heaven.
Planning an EV road trip down Oregon’s coast couldn’t be easier: the Oregon Coast Highway (US 101) connects charming seaside towns, historic lighthouses, local restaurants and dozens of public EV charging stations along a 350-mile route. Read on to discover the must-see places to stop, eat and recharge on your Oregon Coast road trip. (Information about EV charging stations is sourced from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center.)
A few tips: This list is organized for north-to-south travel, which provides easier access to beachside turnoffs, but you can travel in either direction. If you want to avoid putting the extra miles on your personal vehicle, consider renting a car with Hertz; the intermediate size is perfect for road trips and AAA members have access to special discounts.