Electric vehicle charging station installed in school parking lot.Hawthorne Valley proudly announces the installation of six destination charging stations for electric vehicles in its parking lot. These stations are available for public use, free of charge, and were installed in partnership with Tesla.

“Hawthorne Valley installed these charging stations to help support those in our community who currently drive electric vehicles,” said Tristan O’Neill, Farm Store Senior Buyer. “Through this endeavor, we hope to encourage others to choose a more environmentally-friendly method of transportation in the future.”

As the age of the internal combustion engine is drawing to a close, the demand for electric cars has increased exponentially. Between 2013 and 2015, the number of electric vehicles has doubled worldwide to just over 3 million. While this makes up a small fraction of the total car market, its growth means that they will soon make up a large portion of the global car fleet.

“Hawthorne Valley has been committed to sustainable agricultural practices for over 45 years as a way to rejuvenate the earth that we call home,” said Martin Ping, Executive Director. “We are thrilled to offer these charging stations for public use as a way to further combat the effects of climate change and contribute to the sustainable energy movement.”

The chargers are located on the lamp posts in the middle of the school parking lot. They supply 240 volts of electricity, giving approximately 25 miles of range per hour of charging.