Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Get Charged Up at The Marq. New Charging Stations Coming to Champions Club

When Champions Club at The Marq Southlake opens, you’ll be able to charge more than your body. New electric vehicle charging stations will let you power up your car.

At the September 4th City Council meeting, Council approved a Specific Use Permit for an electric charging station to be installed at Champions Club. The one public electric vehicle charging station, with two dedicated parking spots, will be placed near the entrance in the west parking lot. The Level 2 dual head EV charging station is a single unit with connectors to charge two vehicles simultaneously. It can fully charge some vehicles in less than four hours, charging at a maximum rate of 25 RPH (miles of Range Per Hour).  All vehicle models, including Tesla, will be able to use the stations.

Like the charging stations already located in Town Square, the charging stations will have a $2 fee for each use of the station.

“We’re happy to partner with our electric provider to install charging stations in key public spaces like Champions Club,” notes Assistant City Manager Ben Thatcher. “Along with the charging stations already in the parking garages in Town Square, we are excited to provide more charging options in other parts of Southlake. The City recognizes there are more and more electric vehicles on our roadways. This is a program we’d like to grow, so we are always looking at where it would be appropriate to add more charging stations in public spaces.”

The charging station will be operational and ready to go with the opening of Champions Club sometime late this year.

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