Covington’s first electric car charging station opens

The new car charging station is located at Covington Community Park.

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:52pm
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The following is a press release from the city of Covington.

The first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Covington is now available for use at the newly expanded Covington Community Park located at 17649 Southeast 240th Street. The service is free during public park hours.

“The city of Covington is pleased to provide this station, complimenting adopted city goals such as the reduction of greenhouse gases in vehicle emissions,” said Parks and Recreation Director Ethan Newton. “It is exciting to open this station with the recent expansion of Covington Community Park and the upcoming National Drive Electric Week which is September 8-16, 2018.”

Plug-in electric vehicles typically enjoy immediate access to stations, with various network accounts pre-loaded into their system. A more casual user may gain access to the station by registering with a mobile device on site.

Signing up at will provide 24/7 driver support along with cloud-based services for charging stations across the region, including those requiring payment.

Covington’s 2-car EV location is the easternmost public station along Highway 18. To the west, Green River College and Boeing offer additional public stations, also part of the ChargePoint© network.

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