New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at NorthstarTMR Team, February 23, 2017 in Charging Stations, Electric Car, Free, Northstar, Zero-Emission
TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORTS FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH NORTHSTAR COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICT TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO POWER ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
Complimentary Access Available to Northstar Residents and Resort Guests
In partnership with the Northstar Community Service District, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation (TMRF) announced today that it has committed to a two-year grant to fund the electricity required to power four new electric vehicle charging stations located at the Northstar Community Service District office at 900 Northstar Drive in Truckee, California. The electric vehicle charging stations—two Tesla charging stations, and two Clipper Creek stations that can charge any type of zero-emission electric vehicle—are now available for Northstar residents and guests to use free of charge.
“This annual grant will ensure the Northstar Community Service District can pay the electrical invoices and provide free access to the four electric vehicle chargers for Northstar residents and guests for the next two years,” said Eric Martin, senior engineer at the Northstar Community Service District. “We are pleased to partner with Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation on this, and are excited to be able to offer complimentary charging to those living in or visiting the district we serve.”
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, depending on how they’re driven, today’s light-duty electric vehicles can exceed 100 mpge and can drive 100 miles consuming only 25-40 kWh. Use of these vehicles also has environmental benefits, including the reduction of tailpipe emissions that are associated with greenhouse gases.
“An increasing share of the residents in our communities and visitors to the Lake Tahoe area are driving electric vehicles. We believe it is beneficial to provide convenient access to charging stations, and to make them free in an effort to encourage continued use of transportation that is environmentally sensitive,” said Blake Riva, chairman of the Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation Board of Directors.
Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is supported through a dedicated funding source of real estate transfer fees generated in the Mountainside Partners communities of Northstar Village, Mountainside at Northstar, Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing. Those fees have allowed the organization to maintain ongoing support of important community programs.