Wednesday, August 17, 2022

New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Fee Starts Nov. 1

Starting November 1, 2017 electric vehicle (EV) drivers will pay a $2 flat fee to charge their vehicles in Southlake.

In October 2016, the first EV charging station opened on the first floor of the West parking garage. This past summer a second location, with two charging stations, was added to the first floor of the East parking garage.

The Level 2 dual head ChargePoint charging stations allow for two vehicles to be charged simultaneously. They charge at a maximum rate of 25 RPH (miles of Range Per Hour), and stations can fully charge some vehicles in less than four hours.

Southlake City Council approved the flat fee at the September 19 City Council meeting to offset the electricity cost to the City.

Charging station customers must have a ChargePoint account and will be able to use the ChargePoint app or their flex pay account to pay the fee. ChargePoint app allows customers to search a map of the area for charging locations with rate and hours of operation information.

Nearly all electric cars currently on the market are compatible with the ChargePoint chargers. Providing electrical charging stations around the City is a Tier 1 project in the Southlake 2030 Mobility Master Plan.