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Park and Charge Pilot

Park and Charge Pilot - electric car charging station

DDOT has launched the Park and Charge Pilot in November 2010 to provide electric vehicle users the ability to charge up at public curbside parking spaces. 

The first of 20 expected electric vehicle chargers has been installed at 2000 14th Street NW and installation of future chargers is expected to begin in May 2011. Future locations will be announced in early 2011.

The installed chargers will be part of the ChargePoint America network, which will allow users to sign-up in advance and receive a ChargePass card that can activate networked chargers nationwide, find available chargers, and provide text alerts regarding their charging session.

The Park and Charge Fees are as follows:

  • $2.00 an hour, between 6 am and 10 pm
  • $1.00 an hour, between 10 pm and 6 am

Please note there is a minimum $.75 fee assessed for all Park and Charge sessions.

Users have three different credit card options to activate their charging sessions:

  1. ChargePass Card
  2. Credit card with a RFID chip
  3. Via phone with a valid credit card

Please note that the park and charge spots are reserved for the exclusive use of plugged-in vehicles only 24 hours a day/7 days a week. A vehicle must be actively plugged in to the charger in order to park at the designated park and charge spots. Any vehicles not plugged in are subject to a fine and tow.

Goal

To provide electric vehicle users the ability to charge up at public curbside parking spaces.

Program at a Glance

Program Title: Park and Charge Pilot
Agency: District Department of Transportation
Office: Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA)
Type: Planning and Strategy