Reminder: You’re invited to ‘get charged up’ at MLT Transit Center Saturday

The City of Mountlake Terrace, in partnership with Community Transit, will host the grand opening of 10 new electric vehicle  charging stations on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. The event takes place at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, 6001 236th St. S.W.

Congressman Rick Larsen, Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith, Community Transit Board Member and Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Gossett and other dignitaries will be on hand to plug in the first electric vehicle. Officials from Charge Northwest, EV Support (Puget Sound Solar), Seattle Electric Vehicle Association, Snohomish County PUD, and Sound Transit will also be onsite.

“We invite the community to come and get charged up in Mountlake Terrace,” said Virginia Olsen, the City’s Community Relations Director. Numerous electric vehicles will be on display, along with Community Transit’s double-decker bus, Community Transit’s mascot Oxy Gene, and refreshments.

This is the first large-scale installation of electric vehicle charging stations in the region outside of Seattle or Everett. The 10 electric vehicle charging stations can charge 20 vehicles and are a part of Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint Network, the largest network of independently-owned charging stations in the world.

The stations are available through a grant to Coulomb funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act under the Transportation Electrification Initiative, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Energy.

  1. Why would there be a grant to put electric stations at a Transit site? Wouldn’t commuters drive their electric vehicle to work instead of to a transit station to take the bus?

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