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Frisco Installs New Electric Vehicle Charging Station

In support of Town of Frisco Council 2019 Strategic Plan, the newly adopted 100% Renewable Energy Plan, as well as the Climate Action Plan, the Town of Frisco’s Green Team and Public Works Department have installed a new two port electric vehicle charging (EVC) station on 3rd Avenue between Main Street and Granite Street.

Grand Plug-In Ceremony

On June 20, 2019 at 5:00pm, the Town of Frisco is hosting a “Grand Plug-In Ceremony” to commemorate the latest step to make the Town of Frisco more sustainable. The public is invited to this ceremony on 3rd Avenue to recognize the efforts of the Town of Frisco Public Works Department and Green Team and to celebrate Frisco Town Council’s leadership on sustainability efforts. After the ceremony, attendees are invited to the Frisco Historic Park for the first free Concert in the Park of the summer with The Copper Children from 5:30-7:30pm.

Background

The Town of Frisco Green Team applied for and was awarded a grant for the level II multi-port station in June 2018 from Charge Ahead Colorado. Charge Ahead Colorado’s goals focus on reducing greenhouse emissions and promoting renewable energy. Town of Frisco Public Works staff became certified electronic vehicle station installers, which saved a significant amount of money on this project.

The EVC station is available free of charge for all owners of electric vehicles. Mobile apps like Charge Point and Plug Share are already showing this charging station on their maps. The mobile apps also indicate which ports are available, as well as notifying drivers when their car is done charging. This station joins the charging stations already available at Whole Foods and the almost completed stations at Walmart.

On May 20, 2019, the Town of Frisco’s EVC station went live and since then the charging station has saved 173 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equal to planting 4 trees. The Town of Frisco now has a greater density of electric vehicle charging stations than the City and County of Denver. Frisco has one charging station per 1,500 people, and once Walmart’s charging stations are completed, Frisco will have one charging station per 800 people; compared to Denver, which has one charging station per 1,800 people.