One of the top cities in the country as far as electric vehicle adoption rates go, Fremont, California, recently installed 8 new public charging stations, according to a recent press release.
The recent buildout included the installation of 2 new dual-port direct current (DC) fast-charging stations on the corner of Fremont Boulevard and Warren Avenue, and 6 Level 2 dual-port charging stations in the Bayside Business Park. The stations were developed through a partnership between the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, the City of Fremont, Prologis, Gridscape Solutions, and Delta Products Corporation.
The new installations bring the total number of public charging stations in Fremont up to 56 Level 2 charging ports and 26 DC fast-charging ports.
Fremont, California, is “ground zero” for the electric vehicle movement in the United States and home to celebrity-status electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors. With Tesla delivering more than 50,000 vehicles in 2015, the City is continuing to invest in an electric-powered future.
Fremont’s 94539 ZIP code has rebated more electric vehicles than any other ZIP code in California, and the city is home to approximately one third (32%) of all EV drivers within Alameda County. The EV charger installation project, funded by the California Energy Commission Grant under PON-13-606, is part of a larger effort to build a citywide infrastructure of public EV charging stations that can accommodate Fremont’s growing number of EV drivers.
“We’re interested and active in economic development within our city, and we’re committed to achieving this in a responsible and sustainable way. The addition of these charging stations is critical to our progress and success in this goal,” stated Cindy Bonior, President and CEO of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.
The “new” charging stations have actually been operational since December, but just recently were officially inaugurated.
More information on the city’s electric vehicle efforts can be found here.