July 27, 2017

ReachNow to install 100 electric vehicle chargers at 20 new public sites across Seattle

Charging An Electric Car With The Power Cable Supply Plugged In
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Today ReachNow , the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo , and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle. ReachNow announced that the Light & Charge system at the zoo is part of a $1.2 million investment by the BMW Group .

This investment will add up to 20 publicly accessible EV charging locations and 100 chargers – including both DC Fast Chargers and Level II chargers – to the city. Seattle is the first city in North America to make the award-winning Light & Charge system, which turns existing streetlights into EV charging stations, available to the public.

”Public access to charging stations is a critical step to increasing the adoption and use of electric vehicles. The more EV charging stations there are, the faster we can scale the number of EVs in the ReachNow fleet and make sustainable urban transportation services more widely available,” said ReachNow CEO, Steve Banfield. “Seattle is home for ReachNow and we […]

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