NPPD Hits the Streets with New Charging Station, All-Electric Vehicle

NPPD Hits the Streets with New Charging Station, All-Electric Vehicle
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COLUMBUS – Nebraska Public Power District has a new charging station at its General Office in Columbus, and an all-electric vehicle that will be cruising the streets.

NPPD says in a media release that this is the first charging station of its kind in Columbus, and it will be available for public use. The station is located in the southeast corner of the NPPD General Office main parking lot.

NPPD will also have its new all-electric vehicle parked nearby: a Chevy Bolt, with a decal that will direct people to www.publicpowered.com, where consumers can see the benefits of electric vehicles, locations of charging stations around the state, and answers to frequently asked questions.

NPPD’s Sustainable Energy Manager Dave Rich says, “This car will be available for NPPD and its wholesale customers for special events and activities throughout NPPD’s service territory that potential consumers can see first- hand. There is increased interest in electric vehicles by individuals looking to purchase a new vehicle with numerous benefits and incentives available, while utilities are studying what the electric demand will be like.”

Rich says vehicles can now be charged at home, when the car is resting overnight.

“Today’s electric vehicles offer the ability to charge a vehicle on a standard 120-volt outlet, which is available in every home. Owners do have the option of purchasing higher-powered chargers for quicker charges in the home. And there are charging stations across the state and more are planning to be installed,” noted Rich.

NPPD also says they are offering a $200 incentive for customers who install a ChargePoint 240Volt 32A WiFi connected charging station at their home.  Details on that program can be found by clicking here. 

Charging stations are beginning to pop across the state and are making it easier to travel anywhere in Nebraska, says NPPD.

The release says the charging station located at NPPD can be accessed through a smartphone or Charge Point Card, and has a cost of $1 per 4 hour session.

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