First EV “Fast” Charger, Other Sustainable Lifestyle Options for the Arts District & Downtown L.A.

First EV "Fast" Charger, Other Sustainable Lifestyle Options for the Arts District & Downtown L.A. - August 9, 2012

First EV “Fast” Charger, Other Sustainable Lifestyle Options for the Arts District & Downtown L.A.

L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar & Yuval Bar-Zemer, Developer Linear City Announce First EV “Fast” Charger, Other Sustainable Lifestyle Options for the Arts District & Downtown L.A.

Test-Drives of the Nissan Leaf Offered After Announcements

First EV "Fast" Charger, Other Sustainable Lifestyle Options for the Arts District & Downtown L.A. - August 9, 2012

WHAT:

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar will join Linear City Development, ECOtality electric vehicle charger manufacturer, and EV advocates to announce the first fast charger in the City of Los Angeles. The Blink DC fast charger, which can charge a Nissan Leaf and other EVs in roughly 30 minutes, is located in an Arts District public parking lot next to a suite of 10 standard EV chargers. The addition of three EVs to a local car-sharing program and a new farm-fresh market will also be announced at the lot across from Linear City’s Biscuit Company and Toy Factory Lofts. The new programs will add to the vibrant, sustainably-focused community expanding in the popular urban district.

WHEN: Thur., Aug. 9, 9-10 a.m.

WHERE: Public Parking Lot at 660 Mateo St., L.A., CA 90021. Across from Linear City’s Biscuit Company and Toy Factory Lofts.

WHO:

  • L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar, CD 14
  • Michael LoGrande, Director of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning
  • Carol Schatz, President & CEO, Central City Assn
  • Scott LaBass, Los Angeles Sales Manager, ECOtality
  • Travis Tharp, General Manager, Southern California, Wheelz.
  • Chris Paine, director, “Revenge of the Electric Car”
  • Keri Aivazis, Principle, Urban Radish
  • Paul Scott, Nissan Leaf Sales, Nissan of Downtown L.A., Co-founder,Plug In America
  • Yuval Bar-Zemer, Co-Founder-CEO, Linear City Development

PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPS: EV Test Drives

About Linear City: Linear City Development, LLC, is a dynamic downtown Los Angeles-based real estate developer of mixed use, urban infill communities. The company has developed over 500,000 square feet of live-work, office and retail space in five downtown L.A. Arts District buildings since its 1999 founding. Linear City’s Toy Factory Lofts, Biscuit Company Lofts and Industrial Street Arts Studios projects form a new live-work community on the 1800 block of Industrial Street, in what had been a desolate corner of downtown Los Angeles.

About ECOtality: ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Through innovation, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, ECOtality accelerates the market applicability of advanced electric technologies to replace carbon-based fuels.

About Wheelz: Headquartered in San Francisco, Wheelz offers a new solution to two old problems: the inconvenience and cost of owning a car in the city, and the inconvenience and cost of not owning a car in the city. We’re a car-sharing platform that connects people who want to put their cars to work with people who want to rent them.  Through our seamlessly integrated Smartphone apps, website, and in-car technology, we’ve created a system that allows real people to rent their cars to their neighbors, by the hour or day. So car owners can get some money out of their otherwise-dormant vehicles, and car renters can run errands and tour their city in a way that would otherwise cost fortunes in cabs. We’re on college campuses, too.

About Urban Radish: Urban Radish is a farm-fresh community marketplace offering the seasons’ best fresh produce, high quality meats and seafood, dairy and other daily necessities. The market is designed around the unique lifestyle of city dwellers whose shopping preferences have shifted from shopping major grocery chains to wanting a more personal experience, farmer’s market freshness, and a high quality-to-value priced offering.