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Town of Vail Upgrades Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Parking Structures

  • 1 November 2015
Town of Vail Upgrades Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Parking Structures

To accommodate the growing demand for electric vehicle charging capacity, the town has upgraded its charging stations in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures. Funded by a $37,560 grant from Charge Ahead Colorado, six new multi-port charging stations have been installed and are available for use.

These stations will produce an 80 percent or more charge within the two-hour free parking time frame when paid parking returns for the season. The multi-port stations also increase capacity from five cars to 17 vehicles at a time. Additionally, the new stations are able to text users when a vehicle is completely charged via chargepoint.com.

Five of the new charging stations are located in the Vail Village parking structure with the remaining one in the Lionshead parking structure.

Stations used previously will be relocated to priority locations in town including Ford Park and the west side of the Municipal Building to further expand charging opportunities for motorists with electric vehicles. A list of charging stations available across the country is available at plugshare.com for those interested in planning long distance trips with electric vehicles. 

Locations of the new charging stations are as follows:

Vail Parking Structure
 Level 1 – Southeast end of the structure, one charging station
 Level 2 – Driving up the ramp from Level 1, middle of the structure, three charging stations
 Level 3 – West of the structure next to the pedestrian exit, one charging station

 Lionshead Parking Structure
 Level 1 – Southeast end of the structure, one charging station

For more information, contact Mark Hoblitzell, the town’s environmental sustainability coordinator, at 970-479-2333.

 

 

 

 

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