Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Electric-vehicle charging arrives downtown

Posted By on Tue, May 14, 2013 at 5:06 PM

A parking lot at the southwest corner of North Nevada Avenue and East Cache la Poudre Street is a little more energetic with Colorado College's recent installation of a publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging station. The new hardware comes courtesy of CC graduate Jim Burness, says a press release, who is the CEO of National Car Charging, and arranged for a separate company to donate the station.

“In combination with electricity generated from renewable sources, electric vehicles will significantly reduce carbon emissions and play an important role in advancing smarter grid technology,” says CC’s sustainability coordinator, Emily Wright, in the release. “We hope our public charging station in downtown Colorado Springs will encourage these emerging technologies on a local scale.”

Charging fees will run 75 cents per hour, with one hour generating between 10 to 20 miles of driving distance. The station joins several others in the Colorado Springs area, including one installed at the First & Main Town Center.

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