NASCAR and Sprint will participate in the Department’s Workplace Charging Challenge, an effort to increase the number of US employers offering workplace charging by tenfold, the Energy Department announced.
The announcement was made at the NASCAR Plaza in Charlotte, N.C. The Challenge also supports the broader efforts of the Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge to make plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as affordable and convenient for the American family as gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 10 years.
NASCAR unveiled five Eaton Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Charlotte location, bringing the total number of EV charging stations to 20 across NASCAR facilities located in Daytona Beach, Concord, Charlotte and at Michigan International Speedway.
Through the Workplace Charging Challenge, Sprint is installing an electric vehicle charging station in each of the 14 parking garages on its headquarters campus in Overland Park, Kan. Each station will have the capability to charge two cars at once and will be available to Sprint employees, contractors, campus tenants and visitors. Additionally, four of the stations, funded by Kansas City Power & Light, will be available for public use. Installation has already begun and all of the stations should be ready to use by the end of March.