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We Don't Charge to Charge Your Electric Vehicle!
By Lance Linares / April 13, 2017

I’m delighted to share with you that we've installed a new, two outlet, charging station for your electric vehicles!  

No cards! Free! And, easy to use!

The new charger replaces the one we've had in our parking lot since 2011. 

It's pictured below (with Officer Manager Jennifer Boyle). Already in use, it was put in free of charge by our friends at Triad Electric.

EV charging station

Part of the planning for us to get LEED Gold for our green building was getting a grant to install a ChargePoint station.

It worked fine for a few years, but recently started giving us problems and finally conked out. 

2017 Charging Station Users

We had no plans to end service, especially given the regular volume of users: 431 in 2016, or an average of 36 users per month (as shown in the graph above). 

We searched for alternatives and found our new model. So, if you have an electric vehicle and need a charge, check us out. 

You'll find us listed with directions on PlugShare.

It's part of our commitment to living and working green!

 

Lance Linares is CEO of Community Foundation Santa Cruz County. You can subscribe to Lance's blog posts and follow him on Twitter.

 

 

 

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