BOCA RATON, FL (June 27, 2017) The City of Boca Raton has added three new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to its network. Two new stations are located at City Hall (201 West Palmetto Park Road) and one at the Spanish River Library (1501 NW Spanish River Blvd). The first EV station was installed in October of 2015, at the Downtown Library.
The Schneider EVlink 220-volt station can charge two vehicles at a time, enabling users to top off their car within hours while visiting the libraries or downtown. The addition of the new electric car charging stations furthers the City’s environmental stewardship efforts.
According to Dan Grippo, Municipal Services Director for the City of Boca Raton, “The charging station at the Downtown library has been a success.” “The hope,” added Grippo, “is that the stations are an added benefit and that they support and encourage drivers of electric vehicles.”
The Boca Raton City Council recently passed a resolution adopting a climate action pledge and is continuing its efforts to integrate sustainability actions within the framework of the Regional Climate Action Plan.
“We hope that more commercial businesses will follow our lead and start installing stations as well,” noted Mayor Susan Haynie. “Transportation models are changing and electric vehicles are a big part of that change; we all need to do our part.”
For more information about the City of Boca Raton’s sustainability efforts or to read the Climate Action Pledge, visit the City’s website at myboca.us or download the City’s app, MyBocaLink, at both the Apple and Google Play Stores.
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