Biggest Quick Charging Station to the Public in the USA Opens with Assistance from Tesla

A year ago, the Pasadena City Council cast a ballot to join Tesla in building the biggest open quick charging station in the USA. That station is currently live, offering twenty 50kW stalls each with both Chademo and CCS/SAE ports, joined by another 24 parking stalls each with their own 72kW Tesla urban Supercharger stalls. 

Not at all like numerous urban communities that depend on private speculators possessed utilities, the City of Pasadena claims Pasadena Power and Light, a network possessed non-benefit efficiency.

The Pasadena Star News reported last March:

“By a 7-0 vote, the Council authorized a five-year agreement with the Silicon Valley electric carmaker that creates 44 public-access fast-chargers on the roof level of the Marengo parking garage at 155 E. Green St.

Under the agreement to be executed by the city manager, Tesla would pay for 24 “super chargers” for Tesla vehicles only. In addition, the company would install the electric infrastructure to enable Pasadena Water and Power to add 20 fast-charging stations for non-Tesla vehicles. The wiring would save the city $140,000 in capital costs.”

The utility chose Tritium’s Veefil-RT 50kW EVSEs for its publicly-owned stalls and is generously offering free electricity at them.

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