Tacoma Expands Charging Access for Residents with New FLO EV Chargers.
Fifteen FLO chargers were installed in the first phase of the project with 30 more installations planned by the end of the year.
FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, supplied EV chargers for a curbside charging project in Tacoma, Washington. The project – aimed at expanding reliable EV charging infrastructure – is a collaboration between Tacoma Power, the City of Tacoma Public Works Department, the City’s Parking Services, and its Community and Economic Development Office.
Fifteen chargers were installed in the first phase of the project with 30 more installations planned by the end of the year. FLO worked with Utility and City staff to utilize existing infrastructure in the initial instalment of FLO’s SmartTWO curbside chargers located across the city. The installation sites were chosen based on existing infrastructure and community feedback, with an emphasis on equity in underserved communities. The charging project was featured on TV Tacoma’s Urban Green show and on Tacoma’s YouTube channel.
“Smart investments in local charging infrastructure are crucial to keep communities on the go in the midst of the EV transition,” said Thomas Koetje, FLO Business Development Manager. “We are thrilled to help the visitors and residents of Tacoma stay charged up with confidence and ease. FLO looks forward to helping ensure residents have access to reliable charging solutions as more drivers transition to EVs.”
“We installed chargers in Tacoma’s Neighborhood Business Districts to support businesses, schools, multifamily residents, and people in neighborhoods that previously had no access to public EV charging,” said Breanna Chance, energy research and development, Tacoma Power. “These chargers will provide people who live in Tacoma’s neighborhoods access to EV charging they may not have at home.”
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