Ventura Harbor increases sustainability with new EV charging stations

“Sustainability is a major initiative at Ventura Harbor.”

Five new electric vehicle charging stations support EV drivers

The Ventura Port District has installed five new SemaConnect charging stations for Ventura Harbor visitors. The new Series 6 charging stations replace a pair of charging stations previously installed at Island Packers and are open to all plug-in EV drivers that visit the harbor.

The five new SemaConnect stations are installed at Ventura Harbor Village and Harbor Cove Beach parking, 1691 Spinnaker Dr. and 1860 Spinnaker Dr. respectively. The durable Series 6 charging stations are designed for the outdoors and replace old equipment previously installed outside Island Packers. With interactive LED lights, smart card authentication, and network connectivity, the new ENERGY STAR-certified stations help reduce emissions in Ventura. Using the SemaConnect Network, station administrators can view station usage, energy consumption, and carbon-offset reports – perfect for the Port District’s year-end sustainability reporting.

“Sustainability is a major initiative at Ventura Harbor,” said Brian Pendleton, general manager at Ventura Harbor. “We’ve seen an increase in visitors with electric vehicles in the last few years, and we’re excited about the addition of our new SemaConnect stations. We wanted to make sure that our new equipment could withstand sea air and charge all present and future EVs that visit the harbor. We’ve already seen some EV drivers charging at our new charging stations, and we look forward to welcoming Californians back to Ventura Harbor.”

“SemaConnect is honored to be the Ventura Port District’s choice for electric vehicle charging stations,” said Georgette Cardona, national sales director at SemaConnect. “With fewer people driving this summer, many commercial properties and public agencies nationwide are updating their infrastructure and installing new smart EV charging stations. The Ventura Port District is setting an example for other marinas, retailers, and harbors with their new SemaConnect smart stations. We look forward to supporting EV drivers at Ventura Harbor.”

At Ventura Harbor’s new SemaConnect charging stations, drivers have the most options for starting a charge. In addition to a smart card, drivers can start a charge using the SemaConnect app, online portal, 1-800 automated phone system, or Pay With Plugshare. The stations have a $1 plug-in fee plus a $0.17 per kWh energy fee. After four hours, drivers are charged an additional $1 per hour. Live station status, locations, and pricing details can be found on the SemaConnect or PlugShare mobile applications.

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