PRESS RELEASE- 3 New EV Charging Stations at the Soscol Gateway Transit Center

The Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency Announces New EV Charging Stations at the Soscol Gateway Transit Center

Stations installed as part of California Energy Commission funded Bay Area Charge Ahead Project - a partnership with California EV Alliance, Bay Area Climate Collaborative, ABM and ChargePoint


NAPA, CA- The Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency (NCTPA) has installed 3 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Napa. The new stations are ChargePoint Level 2 chargers which became fully operational on June 12, 2015 and are located at the Soscol Gateway Transit Center at 625 Burnell Street. Plans for an additional EV charging station at the Yountville Park and Ride are in the works and installation is expected by late summer.

The new stations have been installed as part of a wider effort known as the Bay Area Charge Ahead Project, a grant program funded by the California Energy Commission which will install 152 EV charge ports throughout the Bay Area in high-priority areas that relieve known EV charging congestion hot spots, and known gaps in the Bay Area’s charging network.

“The Bay Area is the nation’s leading regional EV market on a per capita basis,” says Richard Schorske, Executive Director of the California EV Alliance. “Reaching our regional goals of 100,000 EVs on the road by 2020 will result in over $100 million going into the local economy that would otherwise go out of the region and state for petroleum.”

ABM is assisting all BayCAP sites with the installation, project management and maintenance of charging stations. ABM is the largest EV supply equipment (EVSE) installer in North America, and is a distributor and warranty service provider for ChargePoint equipment nationwide. ChargePoint is the world’s leading EVSE supplier, based in San Jose and has more than 18,000 charge stations deployed globally. ChargePoint is a partner to BayCAP for their technical and financial support. By offering equipment discounts, ChargePoint provided the required matching funding for this project.

About California EV Alliance

The California EV Alliance promotes the mass adoption of EVs in California by developing EV-friendly policies, programs, and resources at the state, regional, and local level. The Alliance brings together public-private partnerships to accelerate development of EV charging infrastructure, build EV awareness, and plan for the EV transition, in alignment with the state’s goal to ensure that 80% of all vehicles are electric drive by the year 2050.

About ABM

ABM is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of $4.8 billion and 100,000+ employees in over 350 offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include facilities engineering, commercial cleaning, energy solutions, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions.

ABM Energy is dedicated to providing technologies and solutions that reduce energy consumption and operating costs as well as improve sustainability – from state-of-the-art building controls and high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment to electric vehicle charging stations and renewable energy systems. For more information please visit