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EV Charging Stations ribbon cutting held

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Newport Coast Community Center to celebrate the installation of 20 new, electric vehicle charging stations. The charging stations are available for public use at four City facilities.

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Newport Beach City Council representatives participate in the EV ribbon cutting at Newport Coast Community Center (L - R): Mayor Pro Tem Will O’Neill, Mayor Duffy Duffield, Councilmember Diane Dixon and Councilmember Jeff Herdman

The project installed a mix of both Level 2 and DC Fast charging stations. A Level 2 charging station can typically charge an empty battery in three to eight hours. While a DC Fast charging station has the capability of charging an empty battery in 20 minutes to one hour.

The charging stations throughout Newport Beach are located at:

Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach with 2/DC and 7/L2.

Marina Park Community Center and Sailing Center, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach with 2/L2.

OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar with 2/LR.

Newport Coast Community Center, 6401 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Coast with 1/DC and 6/L2.

The project was funded by the California Public Utility Commission, EVgo and the Air Quality Management District’s AB 2766 Motor Vehicle Subvention Program. AB 2766 provides a funding source for projects that result in the reduction of motor vehicle emissions.