Friday, August 7, 2020

It’s Electric – How Southlake Invests in Transportation Infrastructure

When it comes to quality infrastructure, Southlake takes charge, literally.

For the last four years, shoppers, visitors and residents have taken advantage of the electronic vehicle (EV) charging stations within the area. The fuel option is not only convenient, but allows the City to meet the demands for future mobility needs.

“The EV charging station allows motorists to shop, work-out or handle business in Southlake without the hassle of searching for charging stations or running out of fuel,” Transportation Manager Stephanie Taylor said. “It is all about efficiency. Getting that one task off of your list makes a big difference when it comes to travel convenience in the City.”

As a result of the 2030 Mobility Master Plan, the City, through a partnership with TXU Energy, was awarded two ChargePoint charging stations for two parking spaces in the West Parking Garage at Town Square and at The Marq Southlake.

The Level 2 dual head EV charging station is a single unit equipped with connectors to charge two vehicles simultaneously. The stations can charge an electronic vehicle in less than four hours at a maximum rate of 25 RPH (mile of range per hour).

“Investing in high quality public assets and using the latest technology is part of the City’s strategic plan to improve mobility in Southlake,” Taylor said. “The future is here and we need to continue to embrace innovative, energy-efficient tools to ensure that we have a safe and smart transportation network now and for many years to come.”

ChargePoint Stations are located at:

Town Square, West Parking Garage
351 State Street
Southlake, TX

The Marq Southlake
200 Shady Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX