EV Chargers Come To NASA In Florida

NASA has installed six ChargePoint EV charging stations at the Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The NASA facility consists of two buildings, one of which stores cryogenic fuel transfer equipment, and the other which houses the personnel that fuel spacecraft. We reported on the facility’s LEED Platinum status earlier this year, and noted the solar power canopy, seen in the photo below, that was expected to provide a decent amount of energy, and added to the building’s carbon-neutral status.

Propellants North, NASA facility, Platinum LEED

image via NASA

The units being employed are built by Coulomb Technologies, a company we’ve covered several times in the past for its charging stations, which allow for variable rates, a smart phone application to find available stations in the area, and smart grid meter reading.

Although the ChargePoint stations can be used by electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids, there’s no specific details from NASA as to how many, or what kind of cars will be charging at the facility on a daily basis.

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