ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (July 12, 2011) –The Town of Oro Valley is celebrating its newly installed Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations with a ribbon cutting and a first charge of a Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf on Friday, July 15, 9:00 a.m., at the newly installed charging stations at Town Hall.
The Town received four Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations through a grant from the United States Department of Energy at no cost to the Town. The charging station are easier to use than a regular gasoline pump and require just enough charging time to allow a visit to the Library.
Additional charging stations will be installed throughout Oro Valley and the region. A regional plan was developed through the efforts of the Tucson Regional Clean Cities Coalition and Ecotality. As a result, EV charging stations are now being installed at libraries, shopping centers, public offices, universities, and churches.
“Electric vehicles, along with other energy saving modes of transportation, are vital to the sustainability of our Town. Charging a car while doing business at Town Hall is just one of many ways the Town leads with innovation,” said Mayor Hiremath.
Both the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt will be at Town Hall for the first charge.