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Release Date: September 21, 2020

LPC adds new vehicle charging station at Longmont Public Library

LONGMONT, CO – Electric vehicle owners now have a new charging station available at the Longmont Public Library, Longmont Power & Communications announced today.

The new library site means Longmont now has five City-owned EV charging stations that are free for public use. The announcement comes just before National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 4).

“Longmont continues to plug into our charging stations, and we’re glad to be able to expand those options now,” said LPC Executive Director David Hornbacher. “The library has always been a community hub, so this allows us to meet people where they are and make it even easier for our residents and visitors to pursue zero-emission choices.”

Librarian Devon Smith, who spearheaded the effort from the Longmont Public Library’s side, called it a “labor of love” aimed at normalizing electric vehicles and helping them be seen as a viable alternative means of transportation.

“The Longmont Library is committed to supporting eco-friendly practices and we are very proud that that now includes an EV charging station for our patrons and staff,” Smith said.

Free City-owned chargers can also be found in the 300 East Main parking lot near the Longmont Downtown Development Authority, and at the Longmont Museum (400 Quail St.), Longmont Service Center (1100 S. Sherman St.), and the St. Vrain Memorial Building (700 Longs Peak Ave.). More information about the chargers can be found online by going to www.longmontcolorado.gov/lpc and selecting “Electric Service” and “Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.”
So far this year, the City’s chargers have been used about 2,500 times.

For National Drive Electric Week, the City is also co-sponsoring an electric vehicle webinar and motorcade organized by Sustainable Resilient Longmont. Details can be found at http://www.srlongmont.org/events.html.

About Longmont Power & Communications
Longmont Power & Communications has been Longmont’s municipally-owned electric utility since 1912, with a dedicated, innovative team that connects the community to affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric services. We are “Power For Life,” empowering our community’s transition to a sustainable, carbon-free future. To learn more, visit www.longmontcolorado.gov/lpc.