For Immediate Release
December 12, 2011
Greater Hartford Transit District
One Union Place
Hartford, CT 06103
Juice Bar™ (Vehicle Charging Station Available Now)
In partnership with ProPark America, the Greater Hartford Transit District (the "District") has announced the installation of a free Juice Bar™ Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at the Spruce Street Parking lot located opposite Union Station's Transportation Center in downtown Hartford. This endeavor represents the first Juice Bar™ installation in the Greater Hartford Region. This free electrical charging service is available 24 hours a day/7 days per week. It takes approximately 3 hours for a vehicle to become fully charged. Standard parking rates apply while an individual is charging their electric-powered vehicle(s).
Hartford's Union Station, home of the District's Administrative offices and situated opposite the Spruce Street Parking Lot, is a transportation hub which accommodates, bus, bicycle, taxi and rail transportation. The addition of the Juice Bar™ is one more step in support of sustainable lifestyles. The District embraces the parking industry's effort to build a network of charging stations that will encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in the United States and decrease our dependence on foreign fuel.
The Greater Hartford Transit District continues to be a leader in promoting the use of alternative fuel vehicles and providing accessible transportation in the Greater Hartford area. For details see the website at www.hartfordtransit.org.
The Juice Bar, made by Connecticut based Green Garage Associates, includes Level One and Level Two charging ports to accommodate four electric vehicles at once. The idea is that property owners would buy or lease the charging stations and offer free charging to encourage EV owners to use their lots. Juice bars are made in the United States from sustainable materials, are UL-approved and feature efficient LED internal backlighting for high-impact visibility. For more information see the website at freejuicebar.com