The first publicly accessible, commercially owned electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now available in the city of San Francisco. The two ChargePoint charging stations, located at Pier 27 in the Priority Parking lot, are the first of 12 to be installed in Priority Parking's facilities throughout the city and represent the company's first implementation of its Priority GreenPark initiative.
The combined Level I (120V) and Level II (240V) charging stations can charge two electric vehicles simultaneously and are part of a grant administered by Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program. The ChargePoint America program will provide 4,600 free public and home charging stations in nine regions in the United States and will gather data on vehicle use and charging patterns.
A formal press conference was held yesterday at the Priority Parking lot at Pier 27. Speakers at the press conference included:
- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco
- Bevan Dufty, SF Board of Supervisors
- David Chiu, SF Board of Supervisors
- Richard Lowenthal, Coulomb Technologies CEO
- Kathleen Reilly, MasterCard Vice President, Sr., Business Leader US Emerging Payments
- Aaron Zeff. Priority Parking President