Get a Jolt From Eau Claire’s Planned Car Charging Station
City Council approves device in Forest Street parking lot
Eau Claire is one step closer to reaching its sustainability goal – 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality – by 2050.
The Eau Claire City Council approved the installation of a new electric car charging station located in the Forest Street Public Parking Lot on the corner of Forest and East Madison streets 10-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The project is partially funded by Xcel Energy’s new electric vehicle program, which is dedicated to lowering the installation cost of EV charging equipment. Xcel Energy will provide up to $20,880 for the electrical connection to the vehicle charging station location. Xcel Energy-Wisconsin headquarters are in Eau Claire.
“Electric vehicles are a great opportunity for our business customers to save money on transportation costs,” Mark Stoering, president of Xcel Energy-Wisconsin, said in a press release. “Moving forward on EV programs not only benefits the EV owners, but everyone by reducing carbon emissions and air pollution.”