July 3, 2023

EPB has new, free electric vehicle charging stations on the first floor of the EPB parking garage in Downtown Chattanooga that are open to the public. 

As part of EPB’s continuing effort to help the community benefit as the automotive industry accelerates the shift to electric vehicles, Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger joined EPB in announcing the new EV charging stations on Thursday.

“Sustainability is an essential part of Chattanooga’s brand and our local economy,” said Mayor Kelly.  “EPB is an innovator in this emerging green economy, and I am grateful for their many partnerships and green initiatives like this one.  The EPB Smart Grid was recently named the most resilient, reliable, PEER certified utility grid in the United States, making them the perfect leader to ensure Gig City is EV-ready.”

“The entire Tennessee Valley will benefit from EV adoption,” said County Mayor Coppinger.  “Volkswagen Chattanooga is an EV leader.  VW is investing $800 million locally to produce electric vehicles and adding an EV Battery Testing Lab here.  Volkswagen has already started production of the ID4 here in Hamilton County, they have three mainstream EV models in their pipeline, and VW has said it will launch its last combustion platform in 2026.”

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