Electric Vehicle Charging Station Available Free of Charge

INDIO — Two new electric vehicle charging stations installed in front of City Hall are now available for the public to use for free. This effort supports the city’s commitment to sustainability,

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ready for Public

Gil Estrada charging Volt

Up to four vehicles are able to charge at one time at the dual port level 2 ChargePoint stations. They were paid for through a combination of grant funding and funds allocated through AB 2766, which are distributed to cities to reduce mobile source air pollution.

According to EarthJustice.org, the largest source of climate pollution in the United States is transportation. To solve the climate crisis, we need to make the vehicles on the roads as clean as possible. We have only a decade left to change the way we use energy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Emissions from cars and trucks are not only bad for the planet, they’re bad for our health. Air pollutants from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles cause asthma, bronchitis, cancer, and premature death.

The long-term health impacts of localized air pollution last a lifetime, with the effects borne out in asthma attacks, lung damage, and heart conditions.

These stations in Indio will initially provide up to four hours of free charging, and will complement existing vehicle chargers in Indio that are available to the public, such as those at the Walmart on Avenue 42 and the Tesla charging stations on Jackson Street.

“These chargers support EV infrastructure in city areas so you can top off your EV while taking care of business around town,” said Sara Toyoda, Environmental Programs Coordinator.

The new ChargePoint stations are located on the Smurr Street side of the parking lot directly east of City Hall.  To see some of Indio’s additional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, click here.


Image Sources

  • Gil Estrada charging Volt: City of Indio
  • Electric vehicle charge point: City of Indio