SARTA launches new free-to-use electric vehicle charging station in Ohio
While their private EVs are charging for free at the new station, customers can use SARTA’s hydrogen fuel cell or CNG-powered buses to travel to their place of work, local shopping centre or anywhere else that they need to go.
The Star Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) has announced that it has installed a new state-of-the-art ChargePoint Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station at its Belden Village Transit Center by Thompson Electric Munroe Falls, Ohio.
Provided by EVUnited, there is no charge for using the station, which is capable of charging two vehicles at a time in four to five hours. The new EV charging station has been funded by a $15,000 EPA grant and went live in March 2022.
SARTA’s CEO, Kirt Conrad, said: “We are literally charged up by the project and pleased to offer this free service to the EV-driving public. In addition to being a perfect fit with out sustainability efforts, the charging station will give us the opportunity to attract new riders.”
While charging their vehicles for free, customers can use SARTA’s sustainable alternative fuel buses to travel to their workplace, shopping centre or anywhere else that they need to go.
“EV owners can pull in, plug in and then hop on one of our hydrogen fuel cell or CNG-powered buses and take a short ride to the Belden Village Mall, go to work, go to school, go to a medical appointment, go out to eat, go bowling, take in a movie or visit the Hall of Fame,” said Conrad. “Many people were sceptical when we began our quest to improve the quality of life in our community by assembling and operating a fleet of vehicles that would release significantly fewer health-harming pollutants into the air. We proved that it can be done. Now, as America and the world move toward the zero-emission future, and with companies like ChargePoint and EVUnited leading the way, we are extremely proud to have the opportunity to work with and partner with them.”
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