The City of Richmond Heights applied for and received approval for an Ameren Charge Ahead Program grant for the installation of a dual-port Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station at THE HEIGHTS: Community Center and Memorial Library. The EV Charging station was installed in April 2020 along the east driveway of THE HEIGHTS parking lot. It is available for charging electric vehicles between the hours of 6:00am - 9:00pm. The EV Charging Station is listed on plugshare.com.
The City of Richmond Heights is the first municipality in the State of Missouri to apply for, receive approval, and install an EV Charging Station through the grant program. The City will be reimbursed for the costs involved to acquire and install the EV Charging Station up to $10,000 per the grant agreement. A representative from Ameren will present the City with the reimbursement check formally at an upcoming in-person City Council meeting.
Richmond Heights Mayor Jim Thomson, a key player in getting the new charging station project off the ground, states, “I’m proud to see Richmond Heights take a progressive step forward, helping to conserve our planet and our City for future generations.”