APPLE VALLEY – The town of Apple Valley now proudly offers two electrical charging stations. The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District funded the Level 2 units through a $19,244 grant.
Most electric vehicle can charge using AC Level 1 and 3 charging equipment. Tesla drivers would not be able to use this equipment without an adapter. “From Teslas to Fords, and from Nissans to Chevys, we are seeing more and more electric vehicles on our local roadways,” said Director of Public Works Greg Snyder. “This convenient location will allow drivers of electric vehicles to swing by, plug in and either do business at the town, take a swim in the pool, play in the park, have lunch or do some shopping in The Commons retail center across the street.”
The Level 2 charge stations typically offer 10-20 miles per hour of charging, although the times vary based on how much energy the battery holds, the type of battery and how depleted the battery is Town officials said. “With more than 65% of our region’s air emissions originating from motor vehicles, the MDAQMD is proud to partner with the Town of Apple Valley in bringing EV infrastructure to the High Desert and promoting the use of clean, zero-emission vehicles in our communities and highways,” said MDAQMD Executive Director Brad Poiriez.
“With the handy payment kiosk, users can get a boost for their vehicle at the rate of $1.25 per hour, which is sold in one-hour increments,” Town of Apple Valley Officials said in a news release. “This payment schedule was set to cover the cost of the electricity and any administrative costs the service might incur”
The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District also recently agreed to fund a charging station and the installation in the City of Hesperia. City officials said that they do not yet have a set location for their charging station.
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