Electric & Autonomous Vehicles News - 02/18/2020 - Views: 288

Largest public fast charging station in USA opens with help from Tesla

Less than a year ago, the Pasadena City Council voted to join Tesla in building the largest public fast charging station in the USA. That station is now live, offering twenty 50kW stalls each with both Chademo and CCS/SAE ports, accompanied by another 24 parking stalls each with their own 72kW Tesla urban Supercharger stalls.

Unlike many cities that rely on private investor-owned utilities, the City of Pasadena owns Pasadena Power & Light, a community-owned non-profit utility.

The Pasadena Star News reported last March: By a 7-0 vote, the Council authorized a five-year agreement with the Silicon Valley electric carmaker that creates 44 public-access fast-chargers on the roof level of the Marengo parking garage at 155 E. Green St.