Drivers of electric vehicles have another place to charge up in Palo Alto.
Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh Tuesday joined city staff and representatives from 350Green in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at , where another charging station came online.
The new station is a first-in-Silicon Valley DC-powered fast-charger, capable of boosting a Nissan Leaf to an 80 percent charge in 30 minutes, according to City of Palo Alto Utilities Communications Manager Debra Katz.
“This event represents a historic step on the path to making electric vehicles a truly convenient alternative to gas-guzzling cars,” said Katz, who Tuesday joined City Planning and Transportation Commissioner Arthur Keller, 350Green’s Obrie Hostetter, and the mayor for the debut.
Katz said that people thinking of getting an electric vehicle should not be discouraged by any perceived lack of charging stations. The City has taken a proactive approach to launching numerous stations throughout the city, .
More information about the City’s electric vehicle program is available here.