San Jose Marks 5-Year Anniversary of First Electric Vehicle Charging Station

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is meeting Wednesday with the head of a Campbell-based company to commemorate the fifth anniversary of San Jose's first electric vehicle charging station.

Pat Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, is presenting Reed with the firm's latest-model charging station at the city's Central Service Yard at 1661 Senter Road, company spokeswoman Erin Mellon said.

The service yard is where city employees charge their electric vehicles, and is open to anyone who wants to charge their gas-free or hybrid vehicles there, Mellon said.

The city has since installed 50 charging stations that it owns and manages to power its fleet of electric cars, Mellon said.

ChargePoint, which builds, sells and manages charging stations, has installed more than 200 of them throughout San Jose, as well as about 2,500 in the Bay Area overall and 12,700 nationwide, Mellon said.

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