Nissan North America is “adopting” 15 electric vehicle chargers in California.
The company has partnered with nonprofit organization Adopt a Charger to install and maintain three chargers in Los Angeles and 12 in San Francisco.
The three L.A. Aerovironment Level 2 chargers are located at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In San Francisco, four Level 2 chargers and an additional eight 120-volt Level 1 outlets are located at the Music Concourse Garage in Golden Gate Park.
These locations have been chosen as they both are highly-visited family attractions, with large concentrations of electric vehicle owners. Both venues are also aligned with the sustainability goals and objectives shared by Nissan and Adopt a Charger.
The goal of Adopt a Charger is to accelerate the widespread adoption of plug-in vehicles through the proliferation of public, fee-free electric car chargers which are “adopted” by sponsors. These sponsors, corporations, organizations and individuals, donate funds used to install and maintain EV chargers in parks, museums, beaches and other widely used public places.
The nonprofit organization is presided by Paul Scott, a lifelong environmental advocate, who now works professionally for Santa Monica Nissan as an EV Specialist selling the new LEAF EV. He is also President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Southern California and a founding board member of Plug In America.