2 New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
CITY OF AGOURA HILLS INSTALLS ITS FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
The City of Agoura Hills is extremely proud to announce its first publicly-accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Two pedestal single port Level 2 chargers are available at the city’s Recreation and Event Center, located at 29900 Ladyface Court. towards the eastern end of the parking lot.
A free chargepoint account is required https://www.chargepoint.com/ is required. The charge is $1/hour or fraction there of for up to 2 hours and then $2/hr after that. Charging fees are waived for the first few months.
The EV charging stations were constructed with the help of $50,000 in Clean Transportation Funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). The MSRC allocates funding from a $4 surcharge on vehicle license fees, specifically to be used for local projects designed to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles. Over its nearly 30-year history, the MSRC has distributed more than $400 million in funding to innovative clean air projects – like Agoura Hills’ new EV chargers - throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties that have helped to remove as much as 13,000 tons of air pollution from the skies of Southern California.
“The city was able to make the MSRC’s grant go a lot farther because ChargePoint donated the chargers themselves through their FivePoint Charging Station Donation Program,” said John Treichler, Administrative Analyst with the City of Agoura Hills. The contributions from both the MSRC and ChargePoint helped save the city nearly $30,000 in installation and equipment costs.
“To celebrate this clean air achievement in the city, the chargers will be free for the public to use for the first 90 days,” John commented. “We want our residents to be able to experience the ease of use of these new chargers to keep them coming back and to encourage more people to buy EVs when they see how convenient charging can be,” he said. Every 1,000 miles driven in an EV saves about 39.6 gallons of gasoline, or two barrels of oil, and produces no air pollution-producing tailpipe emissions.