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Four electric vehicle charging stations open at Northstar California

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — In partnership with the Northstar Community Service District, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation recently announced that it has committed to a two-year grant to fund the electricity required to power four new electric vehicle charging stations.

The two Tesla stations and two Clipper Creek stations can reportedly charge any type of zero-emission electric vehicle and are located at the NCSD office at 900 Northstar Drive in Truckee.

They are for “Northstar residents and guests to use free of charge,” according to a news release submitted on behalf of TMRF.

“This annual grant will ensure the Northstar Community Service District can pay the electrical invoices and provide free access to the four electric vehicle chargers for Northstar residents and guests for the next two years,” Eric Martin, senior engineer at the Northstar Community Service District, said in a statement.

According to the TMRF Board of Directors, the grant is for $5,000 — $2,500 each year.

“After the initial two years, if the chargers prove to be useful to the community, TMRF would be open to extending the funding if NCSD were to approach them to do so,” according to a statement provided on behalf of the nonprofit foundation. “The chargers are owned by NCSD, so ultimately it will be up to them as to how they want to offer their availability to the community.”

“An increasing share of the residents in our communities and visitors to Northstar, Truckee and North Lake Tahoe are driving electric vehicles,” Blake Riva, chairman of the TMRF board, said in a statement. “We believe it is beneficial to provide convenient access to charging stations, and to make them free in an effort to encourage continued use of transportation that is environmentally sensitive.”

Visit www.tmrfoundation.com to learn more about the foundation; visit http://www.northstarcsd.org to learn about the Northstar Community Service District.