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More EV charging stations will be installed around Santa Monica like this one on Montana Ave.
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More EV charging stations will be installed around Santa Monica like this one on Montana Ave.

News, City Government, Transportation, Santa Monica

New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming To Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 25, 2012, 12:20 am

Mirror Staff

New, publicly-accessible EV charging stations at seven sites and numerous residences throughout Santa Monica will be installed by EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle infrastructure solutions.

The new publicly-accessible stations are in high traffic locations, including Santa Monica Place Mall, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Civic Center, and Santa Monica Airport.

The stations are a result of EV Connect’s effort to improve California’s transportation infrastructure and support EV ownership as a viable transportation option.

“We’re pushing forward on all fronts in Santa Monica to make this a plug-in friendly city,” said Dean Kubani, manager of the Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Santa Monica. “We’re leading the way and proactively looking at all avenues to create infrastructure support for alternatively-fueled vehicles. We’re pleased EV Connect helped make it easier for EV drivers to fuel up in Santa Monica.”

EV Connect is working on several state-funded infrastructure projects and has an exclusive agreement with Fisker Automotive to install and maintain home charging stations for Fisker owners and dealerships throughout North America. The company’s installation work is aimed at helping raise consumers’ range-confidence around EV ownership.

Jordan Ramer, CEO of EV Connect, said Santa Monica was a model city for the work it puts into meeting the needs of its workers and residents who operate EVs.

"We applaud the city’s focus on EV infrastructure and effort to remove barriers for future widespread EV adoption for those who live and visit their city,” Ramer said. “EV Connect is glad to help cities, property owners, workplaces and homeowners fulfill their commitments to environmental sustainability and improved transportation diversity.”

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