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Tacoma Power and Electrify America introduce new electric vehicle charging stations

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The collaboration between Tacoma Power and Electrify America will see electric charging stations installed in Tacoma, Washington. 

Electrify America recently installed several new DC Fast Charging (DCFC) and Level 2 sites in Pierce County.

Chris Robinson superintendent of Tacoma Power said, ‘The partnership between Electrify America and Tacoma Power is creating a cleaner South Puget Sound.’

‘We’re working to bring more public and workplace charging options to the Tacoma area, because we know the impact of vehicle emissions on climate change. Electrify America is making sure these charging stations are where drivers need them, and we’re supplying low-cost, renewable, carbon-free hydroelectricity to power them,’ added Robinson.

‘We are excited to work with Tacoma Power to introduce new ultra-fast charging stations in Tacoma, as part of Electrify America’s ongoing commitment to create a nationwide network that is premium, ubiquitous and powerful,’ said Rob Barrosa, director of utility strategy and operations at Electrify America.

‘We appreciate Tacoma Power’s Electric Vehicle Fast Charge Rate, which eliminates demand charges initially, thereby facilitating our efforts to install DC Fast Chargers that can encourage EV adoption. We hope that this innovative rate structure will serve as a model for other utility companies to follow,’ concluded Barrosa.

As part of its relationship with Walmart, Electrify America recently installed three DC Fast Chargers and one Level 2 charger at the Walmart Supercenter located at 1965 S. Union Ave. in Tacoma. The new site is one of more than 120 charging stations at Walmart stores nationwide.


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