Los Angeles To Get 100 New Charging Points
350Green will begin installing the charging stations in late September. This network is part of a comprehensive effort to create the infrastructure necessary to ensure EV drivers can confidently drive their vehicles off the showroom floor and around the region without worrying about running low on a charge.
Early focus on EV infrastructure has been on installing charging equipment in homes and municipal garages. However, the high number of residents in cities without access to a home or work garage limits their ability to participate in the EV revolution. A network of public charging stations, widely and conveniently located near where residents live and work makes EV ownership a realistic option for thousands more residents.
Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of Community Management and Operations, said: ‘Our conveniently located stores make us uniquely positioned to be able to help reduce concerns about accessibility or “range anxiety”. We are excited to offer these charging stations in the greater Los Angeles area as more and more Americans make environmental sustainability a way of life.’
Mariana Gerzanych, chief executive officer of 350Green, commented: ‘The unique combination of car dependency and environmental sensibility in Los Angeles makes it a prime location for rapid EV adoption.Working with the city and Walgreens, we believe our network can help accelerate the purchase and use of EVs in Los Angeles.’
Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Mayor, added: ‘As the car capital of the world, we strongly support and encourage a region-wide network of charging stations for large-scale deployment of electric vehicles. In fact, with initiatives like our 7-day “permit-to-plug” guarantee and $2,000 rebate for home chargers, Los Angeles is the leader in a regional collaborative on EV readiness. I applaud 350Green and Walgreens for leveraging their resources to further grow our EV infrastructure.’