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Old Town Manassas Debuts Four Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Manassas, Va. Goes Green with EV Pilot Project; Supports Low-Emission Vehicle Usage

 
PRLog - Mar. 9, 2012 - The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department recently unveiled the new ChargePoint America Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in Old Town Manassas, Va. In efforts to be environmentally friendly and cost-effective the department has proactively researched alternative energy options for customers. More than 100 Chargepoint America EV charging stations are installed throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, while more than 50 areas in the United States also contain the stations. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.
“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.

ABOUT COULOMB TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Coulomb Technologies is the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company. Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network is the largest online global charging network connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations in more than 14 countries. Coulomb also provides ChargePoint Network service plans, cloud-based solutions that handle all drivers billing and support, and that give organizations the control and flexibility they need to optimize performance of their electric vehicle charging operations. Coulomb Technologies customers include large employers such as Google and SAP; utilities such as Orlando Utilities Commission and Austin Energy; municipalities such as City of San Francisco and City of New York; large shopping centers such as South Coast Plaza and Bellevue Square; and parking services providers such as Edison Properties and Priority Parking. Open to all charging station manufacturers, stations on ChargePoint Network are currently dispensing over 280 Megawatt hours of energy each month, with drivers plugging in for more than 1,500 charging sessions per day. More than 800 organizations provide electric vehicle charging via ChargePoint Network. For more information, visit www.coulombtech.com.

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-friendly projects and equipment, while tasked with capital projects that enhance public and private infrastructure. The utilities team participates in community fundraisers, like Toys for Tots, the United Way, American Public Power Association Tree Power and Arbor Day. The department holds memberships with America Public Power Association, American Water Works Association, American Public Works Association and the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce.

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.

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