Need a boost for your corporate or personal electric vehicle (EV)?
You can get one for free at one of two City of West Palm Beach charging stations that are open to the public in downtown.
The City purchased and installed seven EV charging stations with funds from an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy – two of which are located on the third floor of the Clematis Street Garage at Clematis and Quadrille Boulevard and available for public use.
There are also four chargers located on the fifth floor that are available for public use while awaiting delivery of a fleet of Nissan Leafs expected later this year.
If you haven’t used an EV charging station before, here are a few things you need to know to charge your vehicle at any of the publically accessible City of West Palm Beach Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS):
- When you pull up to the EVCS, check to make sure it isn’t in use by another vehicle.
- There are three ways to access the EVCS – with a ChargePass Card, a RFID enable credit card, or by calling 1-888-758-4389. Since the charging stations are free of charge your credit card will not be charged for access or for charging your vehicle.
- Once the station has been activated through step 2, a light will illuminate around the plug/holster. Simply press the button on the top of the handle, remove the SAE J1772 connector and plug it into your vehicle.
- When you are finished charging your vehicle, tap your ChargePass Card or RIFD credit card on the station’s reader symbol and the station will display a message indicating that the charging session has ended.
To visit the ChargePoint Network to locate these and other charging stations and see current availability for charging, click here.
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