Fort Worth City Council has voted to enter into an agreement with a Fort Worth company to install a new electric vehicle charging station at Guinn School Complex at 1150 S. Freeway.
The company, Revitalize Charging Solutions Inc., is a startup environmental company that has agreed to an extended pilot program for the station for 12 months. The company will provide a Level 2 electric charging station for public use, and it will cover the installation and ongoing equipment maintenance under the agreement.
In 2015, RCS initiated a pilot program to install a Level 2 charging station at the City of Fort Worth Facility Management Building. That program lasted six months, and had 12 registered users, averaging two charges per day.
RCS Chief Executive Officer Edward Morgan, a former senior technical engineer for Dallas-based AT&T Inc., told Fort Worth Magazine that he wants to create a residential charging station next.
“There is a lot of room for any company to grow, given how spread out the infrastructure is.”
“This is a young industry,” Morgan said. “There is a lot of room for any company to grow, given how spread out the infrastructure is.”
In 2014, the company launched a web app that helps electric car users find charging stations.
Morgan said that he has thought about putting the charging ports at gas stations, or even have a series of charging stations of his own. Approaching gas stations at this point is too early in the process, he said.
“The expectation is, by 2020, there’s going to be a million electric cars on the road,” he said. “There’s going to be opportunity.”
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