Four New Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Unveiled at San
Francisco's EV Week
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today the City of San Francisco, the San Francisco Giants, ChargePoint®
(NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of integrated facility solutions,
unveiled four new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at AT&T Park.
The stadium is the first ballpark in California to offer public access
to Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations, a next-generation
technology that can charge an EV in four hours, or about the length of a
According to the San
Francisco Department of the Environment, San Francisco now boasts a
total of 110 charging stations at 42 locations across the city — more
charging stations per capita than any other city in California.
"San Francisco is the Innovation Capital of the World and the EV capital
of the world, because we have focused on building the infrastructure
needed to make electric vehicles a viable choice for the public," said
Mayor Ed Lee. "The installation of charging stations at AT&T Park,
and another 100 on public property for all to use throughout San
Francisco, will help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create a
more sustainable environment, while creating jobs."
"Our San Francisco Giants lead the division in wins, and have now beefed
up their environmental batting average by having the division's first
up-to-date EV-ready stadium," said Melanie Nutter, Director of the San
Francisco Department of the Environment. "Supporting new EV
infrastructure provides ease and accessibility to electric vehicle
owners and is part of our ongoing commitment to making San Francisco the
most sustainable city."
ABM installed and will maintain the charging stations, and is offering
the public free EV charging at the AT&T Park stations throughout the
week of September 17-21. For availability or to locate other charging
stations check out ChargePoint's online
tools and mobile
applications. ABM has installed over 100 ChargePoint EV charging
stations throughout Northern California and ChargePoint is the largest
online network of independently owned charging stations operating in
more than 14 countries.
"ABM has been part of the San Francisco community since 1909," said
Brett Knox, senior vice president of marketing at ABM. "We're proud to
work with the Giants to bring these state-of-the-art ChargePoint
charging stations to AT&T Park, and to help San Francisco achieve its
The charging stations mark another sustainability milestone for AT&T
Park, which in 2010 became the first Major League Baseball park to
receive LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings, Operations and
"AT&T Park's sustainable features, including solar panels,
energy-efficient concession stands — and now the EV charging stations —
not only have a positive impact on the environment, but also enhance the
fan experience at the ballpark," said Alfonso Felder, senior vice
president of facilities, who oversees ballpark operations for the
Giants. "Giants fans will now have a quick and convenient way to charge
their electric vehicles while they enjoy a baseball game."
The launch of the EV charging stations coincides with the kickoff of EV
Week in San Francisco. On September 17-18, the public will have the
opportunity to test drive the newest EV models from a variety of
manufacturers and view educational exhibits about electric vehicles at
Justin Herman Plaza.
ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of integrated facility solutions.
Thousands of commercial, industrial, government and retail clients
outsource non-core functions to ABM for consistent quality service that
meets their specialized facility needs. ABM's capabilities include
expansive facility services, energy solutions, commercial cleaning,
maintenance and repair, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and
security, through stand-alone or integrated solutions. With revenues
exceeding $4 billion and nearly 100,000 employees deployed across the
United States and international locations, ABM delivers custom facility
solutions to diverse sites across multiple industries — from healthcare,
government and education to high-tech, aviation and manufacturing. ABM
Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was
founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.
Jessica Lee, 408-242-9428
Francisco Department of the Environment
David Farwell, 212-297-9792
Source: ABM Industries
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