The City of Novato is going electric! The first publicly-accessible electric vehicle charging station was installed this week at 917 Sherman (near City Council chambers). The public is invited to come Downtown and use the new charger to charge their electric vehicles (and shop/eat Downtown while the car is charging!). For a limited time, charging will be free–an additional incentive to drive electric.
During the next few weeks, five more chargers will be installed at three other locations: three at the Zenk parking lot (on Reichert near DeLong), one at the Gymnastics Center parking lot (7th near Grant), and one at the Hamilton Community Center parking lot (South Palm Drive near Hamilton Parkway). These charges feature both 220 and 110 volt-charging capabilities.
Last year, the City worked with the community and City Council to identify the optimal charging locations throughout Novato. The installation is entirely funded by grants, as part of a countywide and Bay Area electric vehicle infrastructure program to encourage the use of electric vehicles.
To learn more about EV chargers, or to sign up for an account for your EV, visit the ChargePoint website .
And here are some more resources on EVs:
- A great paper from the Sierra Club that separates Myth vs. Reality on EVs.
- PlugShare is an online resource that tells EV owners where they can find re-chargers anywhere in the US.
- Check out what Transportation Authority of Marin is doing about EVs.
- And Bay Area’s EV enthusiasts is the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association.