Two electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers are available for public use in the Water Street Parking Garage next to the Charlottesville Downtown Mall as part of a larger Charlottesville EV charging network. The two DC fast chargers were installed in 2020 by EVgo – a nationwide public fast charging network with over 800 locations – and were fully funded by the state.
DC Fast Charging Station – User Details
The two 50 kW EVgo fast chargers are located at the front of the Water Street Parking Garage on the 2nd level. The chargers are available for public use 24/7 and are each equipped with a CHAdeMo and Combo/CCS (SAE J1772 Combo) plug.
Users will be charged regular parking rates for the Water Street Parking Garage and a flat fee of $4.95 + $0.20/min for use of the EVgo charging station.
The EVgo website is active with a description of the charging station capabilities.
The charging station was built in partnership with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality as part of the Drive Electric Virginia initiative. Drive Electric Virginia aims to build a state-wide network of fast chargers along major highways and traffic corridors across the commonwealth. Funding was provided through the Volkswagen Fuel Economy settlement as one part of Virginia’s plan for use of the settlement.