VACAVILLE — The city will dedicate its first electric quick-charge station at 9 a.m. Friday, adding a link in the electric chain between Sacramento and the Bay Area.
It has been installed near a series of Level II charging stations at the Bella Vista Park-and-Ride lot at Davis and Bella Vista streets. The new charger allows batteries to refuel in a matter of minutes, according to a press release issued by the city.
The charger’s installation is due to a partnership between a variety of groups, including Mitsubishi Motors, Eaton Corporation, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Vacaville. Funding came from a grant through the California Air Resources Board.
The centralized location in Vacaville now allows electric car owners traveling between the Bay Area and Sacramento a place to quickly charge their vehicles and get back on the road.
Vacaville began leading the way several years ago after earning the nickname “Voltageville” for installing 40 charging stations plus adding 24 Toyota RAV-4 EVs to the city fleet, according to the press release.
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