Working with Adopt a Charger to accelerate the widespread acceptance of electric vehicles to address environmental concerns, Nissan North America has installed 15 fee-free electric vehicle chargers in California.
Through the relationship, Nissan has installed and will maintain three Aerovironment Level 2 chargers at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
In San Francisco, at the Music Concourse Garage in Golden Gate Park, Nissan sponsored four Level 2 chargers and an additional eight 120v Level 1 outlets.
The chargers are free to the public and provide convenient charging opportunities in these two high-traffic locations.
Adopt a Charger is a non-profit organization was founded last year to help broaden the electric vehicle charting infrastructure. Adopt a Charger works with other organizations and individuals to donate funds to provide electric vehicle chargers for free to the public.
“Working with Adopt a Charger, we’re providing this community service in an effort to increase electric vehicle acceptance and make ownership more convenient by helping ensure chargers are available in high-traffic areas,” said Jon Brancheau, Vice President – Nissan Marketing. “Nissan’s commitment to zero emissions goes beyond the LEAF; we want to help transform global societies to adapt zero emissions vehicles as a way to address environmental concerns and promote energy independence.”
According to a UCLA study, Los Angeles will be a leader in the U.S. market for electric vehicles, where nine percent of new vehicles will be electric by 2015. Additionally, as one of the top 100 most attended international museums (according to The Art Newspaper ), LACMA proves to be a great candidate for the chargers, bringing in nearly 1 million visitors annually.
Additionally, San Francisco’s highly-trafficked Music Concourse Garage is a main parking structure used by people near and far as they visit Golden Gate Park, Music Concourse, de Young Museum, California Science Center, and the Japanese Tea Garden.