Get Charged Up In Encinitas! | EV Station Opening

Loren Sanders
Loren Sanders
Published on May 15, 2018
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Residents of Encinitas and its surrounding areas may be interested in knowing about the latest addition to the neighborhood. If you are among the growing number of people opting for a partially or fully electric ride, there is some good news for you. An environmentally sound and futuristic option, the electric car is often met with a crippling obstacle: too few charging stations to make traveling very far from home feasible. The Coast News Group reported that now, the city of Encinitas has given its approval for the building of a local “gas station” for electric vehicles that would be stocked with charging stations. The project is being built by Corridor Power with a $500,000 grant that it was first awarded in 2014 by the Department of Energy. Plans are to locate the charging center on City Hall’s lower parking lot at the northeast corner of Vulcan Avenue and E Street. The blueprints call for 10 EV charging towers and a 480-square-foot driver’s lounge and retail store. An initial delay and extension on the project were in part due to changing technology and city spokeswoman Lois Yum explained in an email to the California State Commission on Energy, “Battery technology…has changed since our applicant filed his application with the City about four years ago. Instead of a single battery storage structure, the new technology is like a series of bollards that have more flexible locational requirements and a larger storage capacity. The prior plan was to house the battery bank in a structure, but the new technology is outdoor and has a smaller profile.”

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Get Charged Up In Encinitas! | EV Station Opening
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