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Town unveils electric vehicle charging stations

Modified: Thursday, Jul 19th, 2012


The Town of Marana and the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting event at Crossroads Park to celebration the completion of the installation. Marana Mayor Ed Honea goes for a test drive in an electric car.


MARANA The Town of Marana, in partnership with Ecotality, has installed three electric vehicle charging stations within the town.

On Wednesday night, the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting event at Crossroads Park to celebration the completion of the installation.

Marana Mayor Ed Honea spoke along with Tammy Tepper-Cunningham from ECOtality North America, which oversees the largest national deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Pima Association of Governments Energy Programs Manager Colleen Crowninshield spoke about the Clean Cities Program, a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to expand the use of alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel, accelerate the use of alternative fuel vehicles and build local refueling infrastructure.

The EV Project is a public-private partnership funded in part through a federal stimulus grant by the Department of Energy. The grant was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project is administered in Arizona by ECOtality North America.

The Town is hosting Blink Network charging stations at three locations: Crossroads at Silverbell District Park; the Marana Operations Center and Ora Mae Harn District Park. Blink stations are user-friendly devices that intuitively and safely charge electric vehicles. ECOtality has installed 90 stations in the Tucson area.

Drivers must establish an account with Blink before using the stations. For more information, visit www.blinknetwork.com.

For the complete article see the 08-01-2012 issue.

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