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February 12, 2014

EV Everywhere: NASCAR and Sprint Race Forward with Workplace Charging

On February 6, the Energy Department welcomed NASCAR and Sprint to the growing list of employers participating in the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge to help build the nation’s plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure.

As part of their commitment to the Workplace Charging Challenge, NASCAR revealed five newly installed charging stations for employee use. NASCAR now has a total of 20 such stations throughout the country at its facilities. Sprint plans to install 14 charging stations at their headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, in March, each with the capacity to charge two cars at once. The stations will be available to Sprint employees, contractors, campus tenants, and visitors, and four will be available for public use. Since most people park their vehicles for hours at a time while at work, these charging stations can potentially double PEV drivers’ all-electric driving range. For the complete story, see the EERE Blog.