City staff will host a virtual Town Hall on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. to provide an opportunity for Piedmont residents to learn more about Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. Following a short presentation about EV charging and the Alameda County Incentive Project — a $17.3 million fund to help pay for EV infrastructure in the county — a panel will answer questions submitted by attendees. Participants will ask their questions using the Q&A feature of Zoom. The moderator will group questions together and pose them to the panel for a response.
Members of the public can participate the meeting in the following ways:
• Computer or smart phone: Click on https://piedmont-ca-gov.zoom.us/j/83233567482
• Telephone: Dial (669) 900-9128 and enter webinar/meeting number 840-0138-1498
On Oct. 18 the City Council approved the installation of four DC fast EV charging stations on Magnolia Avenue near the Exedra plaza. These chargers will be the first public chargers located in Piedmont and are anticipated to be operational by July 1, 2022. In addition to these approved chargers, the City is exploring other locations for installing
public EV charging stations in order to take advantage of the Alameda County Incentive Project. The City is seeking input from Piedmont residents about their EV usage and preferences for EV charging. Residents are encouraged to complete the online EV community survey by Nov. 26. (Find it HERE.)
“Public electric vehicle charging stations are intended to further support the adoption of electric vehicles in Piedmont,” said Alyssa Dykman, the City’s Sustainability Program Manager. “Piedmont’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2.0 calls for the community to reduce its annual in-territory emissions from the transportation, building, solid waste, and water sectors by 40% below its 2005 baseline by 2030 and 80% by 2050. Emissions from CO2e from gas- and diesel-fueled vehicles are among the biggest obstacles to meeting these emissions reduction goals. In 2019, vehicles in Piedmont accounted for 49% of the community’s total emissions. The City has the chance to capitalize on the interest of EVs in Piedmont and further promote EV adoption through the development of EV infrastructure.”
If you have questions about public EV charging stations, please contact Sustainability Program Manager Alyssa Dykman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any correspondence sent to the City will be considered a public record.