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Electric vehicle charger installed at SLO City Hall

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 16:59:39-04

The City of San Luis Obispo installed an electric vehicle charging station at City Hall that runs entirely on solar energy and battery power.

The charger is set up in the City Hall parking lot and is independent of the electrical grid. It will charge the city's plug-in hybrid vehicles.

This charging method generates zero emissions and provides a continuous source of power in the event of an emergency or blackout.

The charger was funded mostly by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District's Community Air Protection Program. The program is part of a statewide initiative called California Climate Investments which puts money into reducing GHG emissions and improving public health.

"Using grant funding, we are able to bring this solar power electric vehicle charger to City Hall to charge our fleet vehicles, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save on fuel costs," said Chris Read, Sustainability Manager.

This installation fulfills a work task in the city's 2019-2021 Climate Action Major City Goal.