Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Opening Ceremony

Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Opening Ceremony
Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, Gold Coast Electric Auto Association to participate

The City of West Palm Beach and the Office of Sustainability will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony introducing the City’s first electric vehicle charging stations to be held on June 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. on the third floor of the Clematis Street Garage located at 500 Clematis Street. Mayor Muoio and City Commissioners will participate as we plug into the future of alternative fuel vehicles.

Several electric vehicles will be on location and charging on the new stations. Tesla Motors will feature the fully electric powered Roadster sports car. Florida Power and Light will be plugging in a Nissan Leaf and the Gold Coast Electric Auto Association will be showcasing member cars ranging from a Chevy Volt to custom conversions.

The City has utilized Department of Energy grant funding to install a total of seven Level II (240 volt) charging stations within the Clematis Street and City Center Garages. Two of the six charging stations in the Clematis Garage (3rd floor) have been dedicated for use by the public with City Parking Administration providing the electricity free of charge.

Then, on Wednesday June 15 (6:00 – 7:00 pm) the City library will host a free electric vehicle informational presentation. Learn about building and converting your own electric vehicle!