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Electrical Outlets
Anthony Corso | Stratford Court


In the very near future Del Mar is expected to have a number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at various city locations. The City Manager was asked to negotiate with ECOtality North America, an Arizona firm which received a $99.8 million grant from the Department of Energy to install electric vehicle charging stations within participating cities and to determine costs incurred and revenue generated.

Initially, City staff recommended the installation and operation of one charging station at the Beach Safety Center and two stations at the TV studio. It was further determined that the hourly rate for charger usage will run from $2.00 - $3.50. Del Mar will incur no cost for installation of these stations and is expected to receive a portion of the usage charges.

The project is meant to demonstrate the local demand for such stations and the possibility of developing other charging stations at sites throughout the City.




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