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PRESS RELEASE: Auburn Hills Plugs into the Future with Electric Vehicle Charging Station Upgrades

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AUBURN HILLS PLUGS INTO THE FUTURE WITH 
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION UPGRADES 

Clean energy infrastructure gets a redesign in Auburn Hills

Media contacts: Samantha Seimer, Director of Authorities, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6806; sseimer@auburnhills.org; Kyle Scislowicz, Media Communications Specialist, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6726; kscislowicz@auburnhills.org 

Auburn Hills, MI—November 6—The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is pleased to announce the upgrade of its current Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the community.  The City’s Tax Increment Finance Authority recently partnered with Chargepoint the national leader in electric vehicle charging stations.  The upgraded stations, which will provide greater efficiencies for residents and visitors to charge their vehicles. 

“In 2011, Auburn Hills became the first city in Michigan to introduce a comprehensive EV infrastructure ordinance that brought about the installation of the first generation EV charging stations,” said Patrick Hassett, Chairman of the Tax Increment Finance Authority.  “Since that time, Auburn Hills has positioned itself to meet the needs of the next generation of vehicles and higher demand for convenient charging locations,” he added. 
EV Chargepoint

The LCD screen at every station will make it easier to instruct drivers in how to use the updated system. Chargepoint Customer Service is available to serve drivers anytime of the day at 1-888-758-4389.  Many new vehicles are coming standard with Chargepoint cards.  If you are accessing a Chargepoint system for the first time, download the smartphone app or call the customer service number to receive a Chargepoint card in the mail.

There are seven EV Charging stations with 11 ports located around Auburn Hills:

  • Auburn Hills Municipal Campus, Parking lots 2 & 3
  • Auburn Hills Community Center
  • Along Eastbound Auburn Road in downtown Auburn Hills
  • The parking lot at The DEN 3388 Auburn Road
  • Two on the third floor of the Primary Parking Structure

The seven updated stations feature modernized technology to charge a vehicle in less time.  Additionally, a new Chargepoint smartphone app allows users to see their EV charging in real time.  If a station is being used, use the app to join a waitlist and receive a notification when your space is available. 

About Auburn Hills 
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to approximately 23,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 100,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers, and visitors. Learn more at www.auburnhills.org. 

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