Car Charging Group, Inc., a developmental stage company that focuses on owning, providing, and servicing electric charging service facilities for the electric vehicle (EV) automobile market, recently announced that it has completed the installation of seven EV changing station in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“We’re thrilled to be working with the city of West Palm Beach,” said Car Charging Group CEO Michael D. Farkas. “As one of the first municipalities installing EV charging stations in the state of Florida, they clearly share our passion and understand the importance of installing a national infrastructure of EV charging stations.”
Car Charging Group will install seven Level II, 240 volt, ChargePoint(R) Networked Charging stations for electric cars, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, a leader in the electric vehicle charging solution market.
The charging stations will be located in the downtown West Palm Beach Clematis Street Garage, at 500 Banyan Blvd. Five of the seven stations will be assigned for West Palm Beach official use, including the Parking Administration and Code Enforcement departments, providing for the charging support for five new 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF automobiles purchased by the city, which are expected to arrive in December of this year. Two stations, which are located at the Clematis Street Garage, will be available for public use, free of charge.
Both EV and Nissan LEAF charging stations are funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, which is designed to assist cities in carrying out strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions and decrease energy use in the building, transportation, and other sectors.
“We’re very excited about installing these EV charging stations,” said Penni Redford, the sustainability manager for the city of West Palm Beach. “By installing charging stations, we are positioning West Palm Beach as a green leader, while simultaneously bolstering our mission to promote West Palm Beach’s thriving downtown business district.”
The city plans to analyze the data recorded on the public changing stations’ usage patterns. Data collection is enabled through the management applications of the ChargePoint(R) Network, which allows the station owners to track and report energy usage and greenhouse gas savings. With their analysis, the city will be able to decide if and when to install any additional charging stations.
For more information on the Car Charging Group, Inc., visit their website at: http://www.carcharging.com
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