The City of Mountlake Terrace has been awarded ten electric vehicle charging stations to be installed upon approval by Community Transit at the Transit Center, near I-5 and 236th Street SW.
The special charging stations are intended to help reduce greenhouse gases. They are valued at $52,000 — part of a grant from ChargePoint America, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Department of Energy.
The City hopes to have the charging station installed at the Transit Center some time in 2011.
The electric vehicle charging stations will be just one more aspect of the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center the focuses on environmental stewardship. Other aspects include solar panels, energy-efficient lighting fixtures, recycled construction materials, and bioswales.
For more information about how the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center is a “green” structure, check out this recent article by Solaripedia.
Check out the video embedded below featuring the 2011 Chevy Volt to see how the charging stations will work.