Electric Vehicle Charging Station Coming to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord
The City of Concord will soon be installing an electric vehicle charging station near Todos Santos Plaza. Although this isn’t the first car-charging station in Concord, it is the first one owned by the City.
The purchase of the charging unit was made possible by a $7,000 grant from 511 Contra Costa using Bay Area Air Quality Management District Transportation Fund For Clean Air funds and Contra Costa Transportation Authority Measure J Commute Alternative funds. The City of Concord provided $4,325 for installation costs. 511 Contra Costa has also helped fund charging stations in Martinez, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Centre, Brentwood, Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg.
The car-charging unit at Todos Santos Plaza, will be able to charge two vehicles at a time and will be installed on the first floor of the parking garage at 2051 Salvio Street. The fee for charging your vehicle will be $1.75 per hour with a 3-hour time limit. The City of Concord has estimated that the fee will generate about $2,362 annually which is enough to cover the City’s management and electricity costs. See the full article in the Contra Costa Times.
Concord’s new charging station will be part of Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint network. In order to use the station you will need to have an active ChargePoint account.