The two new charging stations can be found in the utility’s public parking lot at the corner of Grand and Clement streets.
Construction started in July of this year, and was funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Alameda Municipal Power funded a portion of the equipment and installation costs.
The stations operate on the Greenlots network and are CHAdeMO and CCS Combo compliant, meaning that they are compatible with fast-charge capable electric vehicle models such as the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Spark, and BMW i3.
An electric car should charge at the station in 30 minutes, in contrast to six to eight hours for a typical “Level 2” charging station.
The utility is also upgrading its fleet vehicles to electric and recently installed four charging stations in its service yard for AMP vehicles.