ARIZONA NEWS

Tempe installs 7 new electric vehicle charging stations at public library

Jun 20, 2021, 6:15 AM

(Screenshot via SRP)...

(Screenshot via SRP)

(Screenshot via SRP)

PHOENIX– The city of Tempe partnered with the Valley’s largest electricity provider to expand the amount of electric vehicle charging stations at Tempe Public Library.

Tempe officials, who were encouraged to expand charging stations in the city due to the Salt River Project’s rebate that incentivizes increased clean energy usage, installed seven total new stations, officials said in a press release Thursday.

The rebate offers $1,500 per each of the networked charging ports, which will pay for a portion of the $42,000 it cost for the stations.

“Electric vehicles are a critical part of our clean-energy future and a key element in Tempe’s Climate Action Plan,” Tempe Mayor Corey Woods said in the release.

“Tempe is committed to increasing the use of electric vehicles and will triple the number of public charging stations by 2025. SRP is a valued partner as we work toward this goal. To achieve cleaner air, and to reduce the effects of climate change, we must move away from gasoline and toward electricity.”

The ChargePoint stations can be located by drivers using the app, and Tempe will continue to expand the amount of available charging stations as the city attempts to reach carbon neutrality.

For more information about the charging stations and other city programs, visit Tempe.gov.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Jose “ET” Rivera, owner of Tres Leches Cafe, speaks during a rally against an Arizona immigrati...

Martin Dreyfuss/Cronkite News

Arizona business owners rally against bill requiring E-Verify checks for jobs, benefits

Arizona business owners rallied Monday against an immigration bill they say will drive businesses and workers out of the state.

2 hours ago

Traffic backed up near Quartzsite...

KTAR.com

Eastbound I-10 temporarily closed near Arizona-California border due to fiery crash

Eastbound Interstate 10 near the Arizona-California border was temporarily closed after a fiery crash Tuesday morning, authorities said.

3 hours ago

Tiana Hodges mugshot...

KTAR.com

Woman arrested in fatal Phoenix apartment complex shooting

A woman was arrested Monday for allegedly fatally shooting a man at an apartment complex in Phoenix, authorities said. 

3 hours ago

Middle class is shrinking, lower case is growing, Valley economist says...

KTAR.com

Middle-class Americans may not be able to afford a home, Valley economist says

Why is the middle class shrinking? Is the U.S. economy growing? Valley economist Jim Rounds answered these questions on Monday.

5 hours ago

Peoria Arts and Culture Festival 2024...

KTAR.com

Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival to bring food, games, activities and more this weekend

Celebrate art, culture, food, games and music this weekend at the family-friendly Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival.

5 hours ago

Side by side image of teacher and his quarters....

KTAR.com

Avondale elementary school teacher wins Bruce and Gaydos’ teacher tribute

A West Valley elementary school teacher was named KTAR News 92.3 FM's Outspoken with Bruce and Gaydos' Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner for January.

5 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Day & Night is looking for the oldest AC in the Valley

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Avoid a potential emergency and get your home’s heating and furnace safety checked

With the weather getting colder throughout the Valley, the best time to make sure your heating is all up to date is now. 

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Valley residents should be mindful of plumbing ahead of holidays

With Halloween in the rear-view and more holidays coming up, Day & Night recommends that Valley residents prepare accordingly.

Tempe installs 7 new electric vehicle charging stations at public library