"Twelve of the most popular State Parks in California will be getting electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, thanks to the California Energy Commission (CEC) grant awarded to Adopt a Charger (AAC)."

For those unfamiliar with Adopt a Charger, here's a brief overview:

Adopt-a-Charger is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in March 2011 to accelerate the wide spread adoption of plug in electric vehicles by broadening the charging infrastructure. Adopt-A-Charger’s unique approach matches a sponsor with a host site located at a popular public destination: parks, colleges, museums, beaches and the like.

In this particular instance, where 12 parks are getting chargers, match funds were provided for the project by sponsors; The Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, The Monterey Bay Unified Air Quality Management District, Google Employees, Southern California Edison, and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Additionally, Sustainable Solutions Partners and PlugShare provided an in-kind donation of services and ClipperCreek provided match funds in the form of discounted equipment towards the project.

All of the 12 EV chargers will be offered fee-free to park visitors.

The proposed park units include: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Crystal Cove State Park, Huntington State Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Will Rogers State Historic Park, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Hearst San Simeon State Historic Monument, Henry Cowell State Park, Ano Nuevo State Park, Sonoma Coast State Park, and Fort Ross State Historic Park.

For some additional information on Adopt a Charger, check out the video below: