Greenlots to Deploy Nine DC Fast Charging Stations Across Central Washington
The new stations expand access to intelligent, efficient and inexpensive EV charging for local residents and tourists.
LOS ANGELES – (May 15, 2018) – Greenlots, a global provider of EV (electric vehicle) charging software and solutions, has partnered with the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Transportation Alliance (EVITA), a multi-utility collaboration to advance sustainable electric transportation infrastructure in Central Washington, to install nine EV charging stations in the region.
The locations of charging stations were selected to best serve both local EV drivers and tourists as demand for charging infrastructure grows. The first installation was recently unveiled at the Southridge Sports and Event Complex in Kennewick, in partnership with the Benton Public Utility District. Eight additional stations are currently being deployed in Pasco, Richland, Connell, Prosser, Yakima, Ellensburg, Cle Elum and George.
Each station is equipped with Greenlots’ SKY™ software, a network operating platform that delivers flexible pricing tools, real-time charger health status, energy management software to minimize electricity costs and an easy-to-use app for drivers that includes charging level notifications and straightforward payment options. Each charging station will feature two chargers: one Level 2 charging station, which charges a vehicle in two to four hours; and a DC fast charging station, which can charge some vehicles in 20 to 40 minutes.
“Electric vehicles are well on their way to the mainstream. In fact, Washington’s electric vehicle registration increased by nearly 40 percent from 2016 to 2017 alone,” said Tom Ashley, VP of Policy for Greenlots. “This new network of smart chargers, all placed in easy-to-access locations, will empower EV owners to drive with confidence. The work that EVITA is doing in Washington is a perfect example of how electric mobility infrastructure can be rolled out to meet consumer demands and begin the transition to the grid-enabled future of transportation. We’re pleased to be a part of this project and look forward to working with similar stakeholder groups across the nation and around the world.”
The stations are funded by a $405,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Partners Program, as well as public and private matching funds and in-kind contributions.