The first public retail fast charging station in the state of California is now installed and open for charging at the Stanford Shopping Center.
This charger was installed at Palo Alto’s Stanford Shopping Center by 350Green, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) charging station networks.
The company also announced plans to install 24 additional public fast chargers at multiple high-traffic retail locations throughout the Bay Area, for a total of 25 stations. A fast charger can fully charge many CHAdeMO-compatible electric cars in under 30 minutes.
Since Aril 5, shoppers at the Stanford Shopping Center have been able to choose between using the new fast charger (located in the Lower Level Parking deck off Quarry Road, between Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s) or one of the existing 350Green Level 2 chargers (located in the Lower Level Parking Deck off Orchard Lane between Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s).
This first public fast charger was funded in part by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) as part of its “Spare the Air” program. The installation of all 25 fast chargers is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2012.
The charger, made by Efacec USA, is a QC 50 and can be used to charge any EV with CHAdeMO charging standard compliance.