The Borough of Avalon has unveiled the very first municipal public charging station at the New Jersey shore on Friday, August 5th. The charging station is located in front of the Avalon Public Safety Building at 30th Street and Dune Drive in Avalon and comes at zero cost to the Borough. The municipal public charging station in Avalon is a result of a public-private partnership with U-Go Stations, Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Today marks the beginning of a new alternative fuel option in the Borough of Avalon”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “Electric vehicles are not coming, they are already here. This effort to place the first municipal public charging station at the Jersey Shore will not only give electric vehicle owners a convenient location to recharge their vehicles but also encourages consumers to explore the green technology that exists in vehicles today, and in the future”.
Avalon put the municipal public charging station out to bid earlier this year and U-Go Stations, Inc. was the successful bidder. As a result of this public-private partnership, U-Go Stations has installed the station, and will maintain it at no cost to the Borough. In return, the Borough of Avalon will receive a percentage of the proceeds generated by the charging station.