The City of Dublin has purchased four electric vehicles (EVs) as part of growing initiatives to improve sustainability within the City. These Nissan LEAF EVs will be used by City staff for day-to-day operations.
Over the next two years, the City plans to purchase six additional EVs as Dublin continues to support Smart Columbus’ efforts to reduce carbon emission, improve mobility and increase safety.
The City also has installed a dual-port smart charging station at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC). This Level 2 station can charge any EV and is currently free of charge. To access the charging station, users will need a free ChargePoint card or the ChargePoint cell phone app. The app allows users to see whether a charger is in use or available. Free ChargePoint cards are available inside the DCRC.
The level 2 charging station is a Chargepoint CT 4021 model that includes many features, including:
- Full motion color LCD display instructs drivers and supports updates
- Dual ports accommodate two vehicles with a single bollard charging station
- Locking ports and cable retraction
- 24/7 driver phone support
- Real-time energy measurement
This new charging station replaced the two Level 2, single port, charging stations that had been in use at the DCRC since 2012. The single port charging stations will be repurposed at other locations in the City, yet to be determined.