All charged up
The Truckee Donner PUD launched two new plug-in electric vehicle public access charging stations in Truckee.
One station will be located at the Truckee Train Depot site in historic downtown Truckee and a second station at the Pioneer Commerce Center located just north of Interstate 80.
Each of the two locations will have two, Level 2 charging stations
In addition, the California Energy Commission has recently made a significant investment in the region with a $200,000 grant to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to produce a Tahoe Truckee PEV Readiness Plan.
“TDPUD has been monitoring the emergence of PEV’s and we understand the importance of serving affordable, clean energy to this market,” said Bob Ellis, TDPUD board president in a press release. “More than 50 percent of the electricity for these PEV public access charging stations will come from renewable resources.”
The Level 2 charging stations are provided by Greenlots using CMI/EVSE charging equipment. The charging stations will require payment using either credit card or a charging app on a smartphone.
In Reno, Amazon opened a new 140,000-square-foot delivery station at 9740 N. Virginia St. in October; a second building for handling large products under the company’s “AMXL” division is planned for 2021 at 1316 Capital Blvd.