Electric charging stations premier in Pomona

Electric charging stations premier in Pomona

Reporters will get a preview of the future of electric vehicles in California on Tuesday, when a newly installed electric vehicle (EV) charging station featuring credit card readers is installed in Pomona.

The Noodoe EV P1000 charging station will be on display at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pomona Hotel in Pomona.

Taiwanese innovator Noodoe touted the charging stations as part of an ambitious effort to transform parking lots and parking locations into hubs for professionals and families, and generate revenue for business owners.

“Outgoing Governor Jerry Brown outlined an ambitious plan earlier this year to put five million zero-emission cars on our roads by 2030,” spokesman Bob Huff said. “We can only meet this ambitious goal by dramatically increasing the number of charging stations that this new fleet of electric vehicles will need.”

A study released earlier this year by consulting firm McKinsey & Company found that consumers rank not having enough access to efficient charging stations as the third most serious barrier to EV purchase, behind price and driving range. Despite such difficulty, more than 350 new, feature-laden EV models are set to debut by 2025, and as many as 120 million EVs could be on the road by 2030 in China, the European Union, and the United States.

“To reach the California’s new EV goals, we will need to install many more EV charging stations,” Huff said. “A large number of conveniently located charging stations in parking areas that already exist will keep the costs of expensive EV batteries down, drive down consumer purchase costs, increase the usage of electric vehicles and help business owners turn parking lots into revenue generators.”