ABM IND : The Linc Group Installs First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Laguna Beach Climate Protection Initiative
06/22/2011| 09:20am US/Eastern
The Linc Group, an ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) company, has installed the
first electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in downtown Laguna Beach,
California, an important element in the City's wider effort to implement
an array of climate protection measures. The EV charging stations are
part of the ChargePoint America Program administered by the Department
Of Energy, which provided a grant for the EV station equipment.
The EV charging stations were officially unveiled at a June 21 press
event conducted by the Laguna Beach City Council. Representatives from
The Linc Group attended the event.
The new charging stations will provide free charging services of up to
four hours per electric vehicle per day. The stations managed by the ChargePoint®
Network are accessible to all EV drivers by making a call to the
24/7 number posted on each station, signing up for a ChargePass?
smart card or paying by credit card.
The new stations are open to all drivers of plug-in electric vehicles.
In addition to providing free charging for electric vehicles, the
stations will also enable drivers to check the real-time status and
location of unoccupied charging stations and track and report greenhouse
gas and gasoline savings. Drivers can receive charging status
notifications by SMS, email or smart phone (iPhone and Blackberry)
The EV charging stations were manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
"We are proud to be a part of this sustainability initiative in
partnership with the City of Laguna Beach," said Ken Sapp, vice
president of Linc EnergyHub. "The Linc Group is strongly committed to
providing superior, sustainable services to all of our clients across
all of our service areas - including IT, electrical, lighting, controls
and HVAC. We also are pleased to have the opportunity to work once again
with Coulomb Technologies to help deliver leading sustainability
About ABM Industries Incorporated
ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM), which operates through its
subsidiaries (collectively "ABM"), is the leading provider of integrated
facility services in the United States. With fiscal 2010 revenues of
approximately $3.5 billion and nearly 100,000 employees, ABM provides
commercial cleaning and maintenance, facility engineering, energy
efficiency, parking and security services for thousands of commercial,
industrial, government and retail clients across the United States and
various international locations. ABM's business services include ABM
Janitorial Services, ABM Facility Services, ABM Engineering Services,
Ampco System Parking and ABM Security Services. For more information
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