BAAQMD Awards $78,000 to Millbrae for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Last week, Millbrae Mayor Anne Oliva announced that the City has been awarded $78,000 by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to purchase and install eight electric vehicle charging stations.
“More than a grant, this is an investment by the BAAQMD and City to proactively help clean our air and reduced our carbon emissions,” said Anne Oliva, Mayor of the City of Millbrae. “While this is only one step of hundreds to come, it’s projects like this, that combined, make the big changes in our air quality and environment.”
Through the transportation and clean air demonstration grant, the eight dual-port charging stations will help accelerate BAAQMD goals to support plug-in electric vehicles throughout the Bay Area. All eight of the charging stations purchased with this grant will be installed throughout the City and meet level two standards, able to fully charge an electric vehicle in under four hours.
After the completion of this project, Millbrae will have a total of 20 electric vehicle charging-parking spots around the City. In April 2015, Millbrae installed two electric vehicle charging stations. One was placed at the Millbrae Library and the other was placed at the Hillcrest-Magnolia parking lot.
In addition to the $78,000 grant, the City of Millbrae approved up to $80,000 for additional costs to fully complete this project.