December 6, 2019
Contact: Robin Godfrey, Public Information Officer: 951-461-6007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Murrieta Expands EV Charging Capacity at City Facilities
On Friday, December 6, 2019, the City of Murrieta unveiled six new ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations at City Hall and the adjacent Senior Center. Each location received three single head, Level 3 fast chargers, which can provide 250 miles of range per hour; and a dual head Level 2 charger, which provides about 25 miles of range per hour.
When combined with the existing dual head Level 2 chargers at City Hall and the Library, there is now space for 14 cars to charge simultaneously at the City sites. All chargers are accessible to the public 24 hours a day.
Initial charging fees will remain free for the first two hours and $3 per hour after that. Over the next few months, the City will assess use and electrical cost and may make later adjustments, with the goal of running the stations at cost.
Murrieta Mayor Kelly Seyarto explains how expanding our EV charging capacity serves the community, the environment and City government.
“Sales of electric cars in California rose nearly 64% in the first half of this year. We’re committed to providing residents with the technology they need to keep these cars on the road, to supporting reduced emissions, and to bringing the latest technology to City Hall.”
The City’s vehicle fleet includes four Chevy Volt plug-ins.
The installation of the EV chargers was funded in part by grants from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) Clean Transportation Funding program as well as several grants and AB 2766 Motor Vehicle Subvention funds. No general funds were used.
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