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Tempe installs 7 new electric vehicle charging stations at public library

(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.

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