“Electric Vehicle stations are no longer the wave of the future, they’re here…and the City of Manassas is excited to offer the service for these low-emission vehicles,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. “With more and more people commuting long hours and high gas prices, consumers are looking for an alternate, cost-effective means of energy,” said Moon.
The new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are located in Old Town Manassas at the following locations: City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities Department at 8500 Public Works Dr.; Manassas, Va.; Manassas Museum at 9101 Prince William St.; Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center St.; and the Virginia Railway Express parking garage, located 9102 Prince William St.
The City of Manassas joined the Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Pilot because with more drivers using electric vehicles, there will be a greater need to provide charging stations outside homes. It’s also important to have station accessible to residents because electric vehicles have a limited range of use from 40 miles to100 miles. The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department also wants to encourage the use of electric vehicles by offering charging stations in public parking spaces. Primary charging function will be available 24 hours a day at stations being installed. The department will be integrating electric vehicles into their own transportation fleet as well.
ChargePoint America is providing the stations to City of Manassas at no cost, valued at $5,000. The City of Manassas pays approximately $5,000 per station for installation only. The City of Manassas must approve a two-year master service agreement with ChargePoint America. Driver’s cost is $5 per session and paid by the driver at time of vehicle charge via credit card. Parking signage for EV charging stations will initially be reserved for hybrids and low-emission vehicles.
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ABOUT CITY OF MANASSAS
Established in1913, the City of Manassas Utilities/Public Works department ensures the availability of safe, reliable water usage, electric utilities, as well as provides responsive maintenance and collection services at an affordable cost to citizens of Manassas, Va., Manassas Park, Va. and parts of Prince William County, Va. A platinum-level winner of the Reliable Public Power Provider, it is noted for its environment-
The City of Manassas, Va., is an independent, full service city of 10-square miles in Northern Virginia. The City is rich in history and the Manassas Junction of railroads played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. The City has a population of 35,821, owns its own public utilities, has the busiest general aviation airport in Virginia and is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Manassas has been recognized by the Virginia Municipal League and other national and state organizations for its highly successful neighborhood improvement programs and by the Government Finance Officers Association for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.