Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Proposed for Memphis Area

Posted By on Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 2:59 PM

First Memphis managed to elbow its way into ECOtality North America's six-state electric vehicle project and now it's on the verge of getting 69 charging stations.

After initially favoring Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville for the demonstration project that seeks to accelerate use of electric cars, Memphis signed on to the initiative in February. The project is funded by a $99.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and also includes Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

Today, members of the Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, and Memphis planning departments briefed their mayors about where they think the charging stations should be.

These are the proposed locations:

- Bartlett Boulevard/Malco West
- Kirby-Whitten/Stage
- Schnucks
- Kirby-Whitten/Hollywood Cinema
- Bartlett Performing Arts Center/Recreation Center
- Saint Francis Bartlett Hospital/Malco/Hotel area
- Malco Wolfchase
- Walmart

- Town Square
- Collierville Middle School
- Collierville United Methodist Church
- Carrier Air Conditioning
- Schilling Office Park
- FedEx Technology Center
- Courtyard Marriott
- Central Church
- Baptist Memorial Hospital
- Collierville Town Hall
- Collierville Malco
- First Baptist Church
- Collierville Community Center
- Collierville High School
- W. C. Johnson Park

- Germantown Performing Arts Centre
- Municipal Center
- Germantown Library
- Pickering Center
- Methodist Hospital
- Baptist Rehabilitation
- Forest Hill/Poplar Shopping
- Carrefour Center
- Germantown/Poplar Shopping
- Germantown Village Square
- Germantown Collection
- Exeter Village
- Saddle Creek/Saddle Creek South

- Mississippi Greenbelt Park
- Peabody Place/Hotel
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Rhodes College
- Union at Cooper/Overton Square
- Christian Brothers University
- Tiger Lane
- Oak Court Mall/Laurelwood
- Botanic Garden/Audubon Park
- Racquet Club of Memphis
- Malco Paradiso
- Shelby Farms Park
- Wolfchase Galleria Mall
- I-40/Arlington
- FedEx Headquarters
- Hickory Ridge Mall
- Baptist Hospital
- Saint Francis Hospital
- Memphis International Airport
- Soulsville/Stax Museum
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Memphis Zoo/Brooks Museum of Art
- Pink Palace Museum
- Dixon Gallery and Gardens
- Theatre Memphis
- Lichterman Nature Center
- Medical Center/UT
- Agricenter International
- MLGW (six locations)
- Millington Library
- Frayser Library
- Raleigh Library
- Randolph Library
- Benjamin L. Hooks Library
- East Shelby Library
- Whitehaven Library
- Bert Ferguson Library

In addition to these public charging stations, anyone who buys the new Nissan LEAF electric car or the Chevrolet Volt hybrid gets a free home charger.

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