City of Lancaster, in Association with Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, Announces Installation of New Electric Vehicle Chargers

Post Date:09/17/2019 4:00 PM

The City of Lancaster, reinforcing its continued drive toward energy efficiency, has installed five new ChargePoint electric vehicle chargers at City Hall. The chargers are open to the public and free for the first hour of use.

“We are thrilled to finish the final phase of Lancaster’s infrastructure expansion efforts,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The upgrades to the City Hall chargers align with our goal of offering more charging opportunities to support the adoption of electric vehicles in our community as part of the City’s overall transportation electrification strategy.”

The new chargers are located in the parking lot of City Hall. There are five designated stalls in which charging vehicles may park, as well as five opposing stalls from which vehicles may access the chargers. The chargers were funded by a $10,000 grant from the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District.

“AVAQMD is committed to programs to reduce local sources of air pollution,” said Vice Mayor and AVAQMD Board Chairman Marvin Crist. “Upgrading and expanding electric vehicle charging locations throughout the City increases the opportunity for residents to utilize zero emission electric vehicles and reduce vehicular air pollution.”

The five Level 2 ChargePoint Smart Chargers represent an upgrade from previous charging stations in the same location. Their enhanced capabilities include reporting usage details. The City earned an additional installation credit by contracting with Advance Electric, a ChargePoint National O&M partner.