Electric Auto Assoc. Public Charging Information Meeting

October 24, 2015 - October 24, 2015,
11:00 am - 1:00 pm,
Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, 7807 Soquel Drive, Aptos

Please join the Electric Auto Association of the Central Coast to learn about Volta’s successful FREE Public Electric Vehicle Charging business model to see what we can get going in our area and their Electric Vehicle Car Sharing Program. See details below. Both of these programs would add great contributions to the RTC’s long range emissions reductions plan in addition to reducing VMTs.

FREE Public Electric Vehicle Charging:
“Volta provides free public EV charging with a uniquely innovative approach. The company partners with forward thinking brands which sponsorship enables Volta to deploy networked chargers at prominent and convenient venues like shopping centers and civic entertainment districts, providing free public charging to EV drivers, and free installation and maintenance for life to site owners. The strategic locations of Volta community charging amenities drive both high utilization and high visibility, and have established Volta as a uniquely effective catalyst for electric vehicle adoption. After launching in 2010, and validating its model in Hawaii and Arizona, Volta has grown its network tenfold in California during the past 18 months, and is now replicating its innovative infrastructure and services model in new markets nationwide.”

Volta’s model works and focuses on public locations only – We look for the places where citizens go to shop, eat, play, shopping malls / centers, entertainment districts, large parking area that are regular destination for citizens, busy civic / neighborhood centers. By maintaining our key focus on a specific area (public EV charging only) which is direly underserved and critical to EV adoption we can bring and deploy a sustainably funded solution, subsidy-free, that removes as many frictions as possible for both EV drivers AND site owners.”

Electric Vehicle Car Sharing Program:
“ ‘Autolib’ is an all EV car sharing service which was inaugurated in Paris, France, in December 2011. It is operated by the Bolloré industrial group, following on the city’s hyper-successful bike sharing scheme, ‘Velib’, which was set up in 2007. The ‘Autolib’ scheme maintains a fleet of all-electric Bolloré Bluecars for public use on a paid subscription basis, employing a citywide network of parking and charging stations. As of July 2014, over 2,500 Bluecars have been registered for the service, and the scheme has more than 155,000 registered subscribers. ‘Autolib’ furthermore offers over 4,000 EV chargers in Paris, the majority street side, within an area the approximate size of San Francisco.”

Hoping you will turn out to help us explore local GHG emissions reduction solutions and that you will pass this along to anyone that you know who might be interested!
Beverly DesChaux, President
Electric Auto Assn of the Central Coast

Limited Free EV charging available behind the building.

Directions: Hwy 1 toward Aptos; exit State Park Drive; turn away from the ocean out to the lite at Soquel Drive; turn right on Soquel to next lite by Safeway; left then quick right into the driveway behind the building on the corner; enter building from the back. 7807 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003