New electric vehicle charging station

Posted on Jun 25 2019 in Steuben County REMC

Steuben County REMC has partnered with the new Wingate by Wyndham hotel, located at the interchange of US 20 and I-69, to provide an electric vehicle charging station. Energy trends forecast significant growth in electric vehicles (EV) in the near future, which could have a large impact on electricity demands and infrastructure. In anticipation of this, Steuben County REMC is using this charging station as a tool to understand travel patterns in relation to proximity of a charging station, as well as habits and demands of EV users and vehicles.

The ChargePoint Level 2 CT4000 charger has two available ports. It is powered by the ChargePoint Network, which gives us access to a sophisticated dashboard of data, the ability to adjust rates based on time of use and functions as an app-based software. The charger is owned by the REMC, and in partnership with the Wingate, allows hotel guests a free charge; general public users will pay a nominal fee. 

In recent months, several major players in the auto industry have been pushing EV technology and production along with multiple large-scale investments. An increased availability and selection of EVs and HEVs (hybrid electric vehicles), including the release of mid-sized SUVs and light duty trucks, means growth and upward trends in this arena, and Steuben County REMC is excited to be a part of this growing industry trend.