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Largest EV Fast Charging Station In The US Opens In Pasadena, California

The largest EV fast charging station in the nation opened this week in Pasadena, California. The new station is comprised of 24 Tesla Superchargers and 20 of Tritium’s DC fast chargers.

The largest EV fast charging station in the nation opened this week in Pasadena, California. The new station is comprised of 24 Tesla Superchargers and 20 of Tritium’s DC fast chargers. We learned of the new stations from friend of CleanTechnica and EV expert and consultant Dennis Pascual who shared the news on LinkedIn.

Image credit: Dennis Pascual. Used with permission.

To celebrate the opening, the new Marengo Charging Plaza is providing free charging to customers, though this will surely change in the coming weeks or months as it transitions into normal operations. Parking at the lot does cost money, but that’s typical of downtown Pasadena and the rates are actually rather reasonable.

Plugshare lists the 20 new chargers as having both CCS/SAE and CHAdeMO adapters with either pushing out power at 50kW. The new DC Fast Charge stations themselves are Tritium Veefil RT units that will be operated by Pasadena Water & Power. Across the lot, Tesla’s Supercharging stations are urban Superchargers, capable of an unfettered, dedicated 72kW charging speed.

Image credit: Dennis Pascual. Used with permission.

Installing a station of this size in an urban parking lot is a key indicator of EV adoption entering the mainstream. The installation is reminiscent of the 102 stall level 2 EV charging station we saw in Norway, but with full blown level 3 charging. The new Tesla and Tritium stations give shoppers an option for topping up while enjoying one of the many nearby restaurants or retail establishments.

The new installation came about as a result of an agreement between Tesla and the City of Pasadena that saw Tesla paying to install the wiring and infrastructure to support the additional 20 DC fast charging stations in order to allow it to install its 24 Supercharging stations. The deal was the first of its kind for Tesla and now that it’s live, sets the station up as the largest EV fast charging station in the nation. Ironically, the 44 new stations in Pasadena surpassed Tesla’s own Supercharging installations in Baker, California and Kettleman City, California, both of which feature 40 Tesla Supercharging stalls.

Images credit: Dennis Pascual. Used with permission.

 
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I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. As an activist investor, Kyle owns long term holdings in BYD, SolarEdge, and Tesla.

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