HOMECONTACTCITY HALLCITY EMPLOYMENTONLINE SERVICEBUSINESSRESIDENTSVISITORS
City of KnoxvilleContact Us
I Want To...
Download Permits & Forms »
Find City Court Info »
Find Next Brush Pickup Date »
Report Traffic Issue »
Retrieve Impounded Vehicle »
News
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Gets Annual Update »
KAT Proposes Demonstration Route for Outdoor Activities »
Multiple Drug and Felony Arrests Earns Unit Special Recognition »
Work Begins on Cross Park Drive Improvements »
New Tax Revenue to Allow Completion of Several Projects »
Downtown Circulation and Mobility Plan »
Mobile Food Vendor Program »
Civil Rights Act Anniversary »
Cumberland Connection Blog »
Engineering Department Project Blog »
Like the City on Facebook® »
Follow the City on Twitter »
View Press Releases »
Click Here for Printer Friendly Version
NEWS RELEASES
City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
FOLLOW THE MAYOR
www.facebook.com/mayorrogero
www.twitter.com/mayorrogero

For Immediate Release
24 EV Charging Stations Available in the City
Ribbon Cutting at new EV Charging StationsSeptember 27, 2012 - The City held a ribbon-cutting event at the Civic Coliseum parking garage to officially mark the opening of 24 EV charging stations in City garages and other facilities.

Mayor Madeline Rogero, Dr. Thom Mason, Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Jeremy Covert of ECOtality North America attended the ribbon cutting. ECOtality received a $99.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to place 14,000 EV charging stations across the country.
New EV Charging stations at the Coliseum
Six New EV Charging Stations are Now Available in the Civic Coliseum Parking Garage
In East Tennessee, the company worked with ORNL to site the stations, including those in Knoxville. Equipment and installation costs for the 24 Knoxville stations totaled about $400,000.

"These charging stations will make it easier for local electric-vehicle owners to plug in while they're at work, and make the commute home with a fully charged battery," said Susana Sutherland, manager of the City's Office of Sustainability. "This is critical infrastructure to encourage the use of vehicles that consume less energy and produce fewer emissions."

The 24 charging stations in the City are at the following locations:

  • Civic Coliseum Garage - 6
  • Market Square Garage - 4
  • State Street Garage - 2
  • Ijams Nature Center - 2
  • Jackson Avenue parking lot - 2
  • West Hills Park - 2
  • Victor Ashe Park - 2
  • Sequoyah Park - 2
  • Caswell Park - 2

    The charging stations at the Coliseum Garage and Market Square Garage are accompanied by solar panels: a 14.4 kilowatt array at the Coliseum, and an 8.64 kilowatt array at Market Square. Both are capable of offsetting heavy EV charging usage onsite.

  • For Immediate Release
    PRESS RELEASE INDEX
    Add to Favorites
    Adobe PDF Reader
    Email Page
    Font Smaller
    Font Normal
    Font Larger
    Get Directions
    Make Home Page
    Print Page
    RSS/XML Feed
    Search A to Z List
    Site Map
    Traduzca en Español
    Translate to More Languages
    Dial 3-1-1 For City Services
    311. One Number. One Call.
    Click Here for Brush Pickup Schedule
    City Departments
    Communications »
    Community Development »
    Community Relations »
    Engineering »
    Finance Dept. »
    Fire Dept. »
    Law Dept. »
    Mayor's Office »
    Parks & Recreation »
    Plans Review/Inspections »
    Police Dept. »
    Policy & Redevelopment »
    Public Service »
    Special Events »
    Sustainability »
    List of All Depts. »
    Phone List »
    Promotions