The City of St. Louis Treasurer Adam L. Layne, Ameren Missouri, IBEW Local 1, and partners including the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Electrical Connection, Burris Electric, and RJP Electric celebrated the installation of three dual-port electric vehicle charging stations at City Hall.
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“This project helps bring City Hall into the 21st Century, and shows how St. Louis is looking forward towards the future of transportation,” said Mayor Tishaura O. Jones. “It is important that we make the necessary investments into sustainable energy and clean vehicles to stay ahead of the curve.”
The completion of this 3-year project reaffirms the City’s commitment to sustainability priorities and making clean vehicles more accessible on government property.
“It’s critically important for St. Louis leadership to support initiatives that both strengthen our tech infrastructure and also show how in-tune we are with the need to sew sustainable energy options into the fabric of our city.” Treasurer Adam Layne said.
“We are excited to prioritize the standards essential to pioneer the infrastructure needed to support a sustainable future for St. Louis. With EV sales projected to rise as much as 58% by 2040, we are able to realize cost-savings benefits by planning ahead.”
This project was made possible through funds received from Missouri Volkswagen Mitigation Trust awards, a rebate incentive program offered through Ameren Missouri.
Electrical Connection and IBEW Local 1 also donated two of the three moderate-speed chargers. In total the chargers can support six electric vehicles and the installed EV infrastructure can expand to support more charging stations to serve up to 50 cars in the future.
“St. Louis City Hall is just one of many high profile sites where our region is progressively responding to the need for more EV charging stations,” said IBEW Local 1 business manager Frank Jacobs.
“We encourage civic and business enterprises to follow the city’s leadership in sustainability and tap into our skilled workforce and contractors to advance this transformative moment in history supporting the future of EVs.”
Union workers at Burris Electric and RJP Electric led the installation of the EV infrastructure, power breakers, and charging stations. Once inside the parking lot, use of the charging stations is free and open to the public. ■