On The Scene: California’s First Curbside Fast Charger
Here’s the U.S.’ first curbside DC fast charger in the flesh.
Friend of InsideEVs, Matt Falcon, snapped these images while charging his LEAF:
Here’s the photos I took at the quick charger near SurveyMonkey’s HQ. The cable’s kind of short for the Leaf, but I’m just glad it was there – I pulled in at 0%!
When we reported on this curbside fast charger more than one month ago, we wrote:
Palo Alto, California has officially become home to the state’s first-ever curbside DC fast charger.
Nissan tell us that the unit is CHAdeMO-only (notice the Nissan LEAF grabbing some juice) and that it’s a Nissan-donated DC charger (props to Nissan again for its continued effort to support the EV charging infrastructure rollout).
Near the DC fast charger (though out of view of the camera) are some Level 2 ChargePoint stations. ChargePoint tells us that its pair of Level 2 units are located as follows:
“…curbside – next to the DCQC & another in the parking garage.”
As for location, Nissan’s Paige Presley (corporate communications specialist who’s darn good at what she does) tell us:
“It’s on the corner of Lytton and Alma, right by Survey Monkey’s offices.”