An electric vehicle charging station – also called EV charging station, electric recharging point, charging point, charge point and EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) – is an element in an infrastructure that supplies electric energy for the recharging of plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric cars, neighborhood electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
As plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicle ownership is expanding, there is a growing need for widely distributed publicly accessible charging stations, some of which support faster charging at higher voltages and currents than are available from domestic supplies.
In working with CarCharging Group, LLC., the City of Irving provides 10 Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations:
Each of the city’s Blink charging stations are Level 2 (240 volts), providing the EV owner a quicker charge. EVs commonly can add about 20 to 25 miles of range in an hour of charging from a 240-volt source of electricity. In addition, the city has 38 free Level 1 chargers at West Irving Library.
To use the EV charging stations at any Irving city facility, users must follow the instructions, which appears on each charging unit’s panel. For more information, call the Office of Environmental Stewardship at (972) 721-2355.