EV Charging at MDAQMD Headquarters
In late 2013, the MDAQMD’s Governing Board approved $11,137.21 in AB2766 funding towards the installation of five additional onsite Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. The AB2766 program is funded though California state vehicle registration fees, which the MDAQMD uses to support programs that reduce vehicular air pollution.
Located in the MDAQMD’s north and south parking lots at 14306 Park Avenue, there are a total of 7 Level II charging stations that are available for public use 24 hours a day, free of charge. As one of the few public access EV charging sites available in the High Desert, commuters and locals alike are taking advantage of the District's chargers.
There are five L2 PowerPost® Level II J1772 chargers that provide a low-current, economical charging solution which features a retractable cord reel that eliminates the potential hazards and clutter of long cables. In addition to the 5 L2 PowerPost® chargers, there are 2 ClipperCreek® Level II J1772 chargers, with an output of 6.6 kw. All 7 charging stations are compatible with the standard J1772 plug, and can be used for plug-in hybrids (PHEV) like Chevrolet Volts, or fully electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, and Tesla models S, 3, and X.
The MDAQMD reminds EV charging station users that they accept full responsibility for using the equipment properly and that the District assumes no liability for issues arising from the station’s use. Users are also reminded to park in designated EV parking spaces and to leave their name and phone number visible on their vehicle dashboard so they may be contacted in case of emergency while their vehicle is being charged.
For more information on on MDAQMD's EV chargers, please call (760) 245-1661.
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