Las Vegas Strip Added EV Charging Stations in 2012

By · January 02, 2013

Nissan LEAF charging in Las Vegas

Throughout 2012, most of the major hotel chain in Las Vegas hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies to celebrate the opening of public charging stations. In fact, MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Rampart Casino at the Resort at Summerlin and Element Hotel hall inaugurated charging station opening in 2012. It's not just resorts and hotels that are charging up for plug-in vehicles. Several county and city buildings, including the Clark County Government Center, Las Vegas City Hall and North Las Vegas City Hall, entered the mix by installing chargers.

More installations are underway throughout the city. All told, there are already at least 30 charging outlets in the downtown and strip areas of Las Vegas. Outlying areas have at least 30 more plug-in points.

Additionally, the City Council of Las Vegas passed an ordinance that allows drivers of plug-in vehicles to use metered parking sites in the downtown area free of charge. A plug-in vehicle owner only needs to pay a one-time fee of $10 to the city for a special parking decal.

Comments

· · 1 year ago

Hopefully there will be enough Colorado River Water to power all these EVSE's :) I'm assuming these are all 30 amp units.

· · 1 year ago

Bill, I was thinking the same thing. I hope these come with a hefty batch of solar cells because Las Vegas is already having problems stealing electricity from the rest of the western USA.... Las Vegas is basically an ecological disaster any way you look at it.

· · 1 year ago

I was in Vegas last March and wanted to rent an EV for three days but there were none available anywhere. I figured somebody would have a LEAF, but they didn't. I called every rental agency I could find(at least 15 of them) and even the 'Rent an Exotic" places but nobody had one. Seems like a great place for EV rentals because people rarely drive far.

· Anonymous (not verified) · 1 year ago

Some of these charging stations are tesla-only (Cosmopolitan, The Palazzo's Tesla dealership). But others like The Shoppes At Mandalay Bay's are great... And I am not sure if that picture is of Vegas. There are a lot of charging stations in downtown, and some may be covered, but I don't think they are solar.

As far as the electricity, the Hoover Dam is only responsible for about 6 percent of our mix. Oil/Gas is about 70+%...

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