Leo Carrillo State Beach and Malibu Creek State Park in Southern California now have free public charging stations courtesy of Chevrolet’s EcoAd advertising with CBS EcoMedia Inc.
The pair of chargers (one installed at each location) can accommodate up to 4 plug-in vehicles at a time. The units were installed under the Adopt a Charger program, with Chevrolet providing the free charging and responsible for service and maintenance of the units.
Dave Barthmuss, Chevrolet’s Western Region Group Manager, stated:
“Electric vehicles are catching on and we’re proud that the Chevy Volt is the number one selling plug-in vehicle in the country. These new chargers will allow EV drivers to enjoy trips out to Southern California beaches without range anxiety. Installing EV charging stations at destination locations like Malibu Creek State Beach, where vehicles will sit for several hours, is a perfect example of the kind of infrastructure that will help grow the EV market.”
The install of these two chargers is part of California’s statewide “Cool Parks” initiative, which seeks to address climate change and to “educate park visitors, and motivate the broader public to be part of the solution.”
General Motors used the ribbon-cutting ceremony to show off its Chevy Volt and Spark EV. Both vehicles were on hand so that attendees to test them out.