Public chargers are popping up at more and more locations. The sites are usually chosen for practical and/or financial reasons – areas of high traffic that are convenient to businesses such as restaurants and shopping centers.
That’s a good thing, but there’s also a need for charging stations at public places such as parks, museums and beaches, and in many cases, the local governments and other organizations that run these sites don’t have the financial resources to install and maintain chargers.
That’s where Adopt a Charger comes in. This nonprofit organization works to help put more public, fee-free chargers in service by lining up sponsorships. Sponsors – corporations, organizations and individuals – donate funds, which are used to cover the costs of installation, operation and maintenance for at least 3 years.
Adopt a Charger currently sponsors dozens of public chargers in nine states. One recent project installed six new charge points at state parks in the Los Angeles area, thanks to a team effort by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the California Energy Commission and the California Department of Parks & Recreation.
Adopt a Charger’s mission is simple: to serve the EV driving community, raise awareness of plug-in vehicles, and inspire others to consider electric transportation. As author Nelson Henderson put it, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
To adopt a charger in your community, or to make a one-time donation, visit Adopt a Charger’s web site.
Source: Adopt a Charger