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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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In a partnership between the City of La Habra and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the use of AB 2766 Discretionary Grant Funds from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) Grant, along with M2 Fair Share funds as a local match, the City of La Habra was able to purchase and install two ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations in the City Hall Parking Lot. Groundbreaking for the installation began on June 22, 2020, and both stations have been operational by September 1, 2020.

One charging station is a Dual-Port AC Level 2 Charger. Depending on the vehicle, it normally takes 3-5 hours to add 40 miles of range. The other charging station is a DC Level 3 Fast Charger, which is high power and can take 15-30 minutes to add the same 40 miles of range. The cost to use either charger is $0.19 per kilowatt hour.

ChargePoint stations are independently owned and operated. They use a credit system and drivers must first obtain a ChargePoint card. Software on station equipment helps drivers and station owners manage all their electric vehicle charging needs in one place, through their account dashboard. Their mobile app connects drivers on-the-go with access to their account and real-time station availability. At any time, drivers and station owners can call 1-888-758-4389 for help. For more information, contact the Engineering Department at 562-383-4151.

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