Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations
EV Charging Station Policy
Since our 3 EV charging stations were installed at the library in March 2012, public usage has resulted in the following:
EV Charging Station Etiquette
To provide our residents with sustainable transportation opportunities, the City of Dublin sponsors these EV charging stations, helping to conserve greenhouse gas emissions within our community. To ensure equitable use of limited spaces, we ask you to observe EV Charging Station Etiquette:
- Space reserved for EV charging only.
- Place the cord where no one can trip
- When done, please neatly wind up the cord, plug the charger into the station, and move your vehicle so other EV users can plug in
State of California law on EV’s (AB 475 Butler)
“Electric vehicles (EV’s) must be plugged in for refueling when occupying an EV designated parking space, otherwise they may be towed. In addition, the law prohibits a person from obstructing, blocking, or otherwise barring access to an EV-designated parking space."
Using the Stations
The equipment and software are managed by ChargePoint. The three parking spots are designated for EV users only. In order to use the stations (which are dual 240/120 volt stations), you will need to access the ChargePoint network.
To access charging station without a ChargePoint card:
Call ChargePoint to get access - you must be parked at one of the stations (the phone number is listed on the electronic scrolling screen for each station). ChargePoint staff activate the station. You should hear a click, which means you can now remove plug from the holster, and plug the charging cord into your EV.
To get a ChargePoint user card:
Go to ChargePoint to apply for their user card. Users get notified via text message when your vehicle is done charging, or when the power has been disconnected. ChargePoint has a phone app that allows you to find stations located near you. Go to the App store on your phone and type ChargePoint to get their free app.