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Menlo Spark: EV Charging

From: domainremoved <Grant>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:44:28 -0700

[image: Menlo Spark.jpg]Climate Neutral for a Healthy, Prosperous Menlo Park

Dear valued Menlo Park business member,

My name is Grant Johnson and I am a representative of the local non-profit
Menlo Spark. Menlo Spark is an independent nonprofit organization working
with businesses, residents and government partners to achieve a
climate-neutral Menlo Park within ten years. We are working with the City,
the business community, multi-family building owners, schools and residents
to install more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Menlo Park.
I am writing to you today to request your participation and interest in a
grant funding opportunity to subsidize an electric car charging station in
the parking lots of Menlo Park's many public parks.

The Bay Area Air District has a new funding program called CHARGE, that can
cover up to 75% of the costs of purchasing and installing electric vehicle
(EV) charging stations in Menlo Park as well as the entire nine county
region. We believe that EV charging stations can be a tremendous asset to
businesses by drawing customers who are likely to patronize a business
while waiting for their car to charge. In addition, your business can
benefit from the public recognition of being green and truly help the
environment by providing fossil-fuel free, zero emission vehicles a place
to “fuel up”. You can earn back your investment quickly by collecting a
small fee for electric charging time, which will also ensure that charged
cars pull out of the station to allow more users.

Most of the traffic in Menlo Park currently passes through, without
stopping. By installing EV charging stations, you will be able to attract
some of this traffic as the growing number of EV owners look for places to
recharge their vehicles - this could ultimately be at your parks. With your
support, we can help improve our community’s carbon footprint and be one
step closer to reaching our goal of carbon neutrality, while supporting
your business. Please refer to the factsheet attached to this letter for
more information about EV charging stations and grant programs covering
some of their costs. Thank you for spending the time to read this letter
and consider this opportunity. Please do not hesitate to call us if you
have any questions or would like assistance applying for funding.


Grant Johnson


Diane Bailey


Received on Sat Jul 25 2015 - 12:42:29 PDT

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