FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 21, 2012
Contact: Catherine Bonfiglio, 704-336-4936
Owners of electric vehicles who are members of the Chargepoint Network can still re-charge their cars for free at charging stations owned and operated by the City of Charlotte. As an investment in supporting the use of electric vehicles, the City will not be charging users at City-owned stations for a limited time, as it is covered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. Motorists using the charging stations can also subscribe to the ChargePoint network to reserve or check the availability of the stations. Chargepoint is the primary network providing charging station location and availability for drivers of electric cars.
City of Charlotte charging stations are housed at the following locations:
stations at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Parking Deck
stations at CATS I-485 Station Park & Ride Parking Deck
stations at CATS Mallard Creek Park & Ride
stations at CATS Huntersville Gateway Park & Ride
stations on North Tryon Street near The Square (in front of Starbucks)
stations on South Tryon Street near the Mint Museum
stations on South Blvd in front of the Circle at South End Apartments
Charging station sites located on City-owned property each include one handicapped-accessible charging station space.
In addition to charging station locations owned and operated by the City, charging station locations that are privately operated include:
- Bank of America, 750 W. Trade Street
- Ritz Carlton Hotel, 201 E. Trade Street
- Wells Fargo Parking Garage (at the Green), 435 S. Tryon Street
- Bank of America, 111 E. 7th Street
- Duke Energy - Mint Street Parking Deck R1-R5, 404 S. Mint Street
- Duke Energy - Mint Street Parking Deck L1-L6, 410 S. Mint Street
The electric vehicle charging stations went online in April, in concert with the debut of the City’s electric vehicle fleet, which includes Chevrolet Volts and Nissan Leafs. Area Chevrolet and Nissan dealerships have partnered with the City in the Power2 Charlotte campaign, helping to educate electric vehicle owners and the public about the availability of the charging stations and electric vehicle technology. Dealerships joining in the effort include City Chevrolet, Parks Chevrolet, Steve Moore Chevrolet, East Charlotte Nissan, Modern Nissan of Lake Norman, and South Charlotte Nissan.
To learn more about electric vehicles and the free re-charge program, visit www.power2charlotte.com.