The City of Irving has unveiled its newest addition to the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, an ultrafast EV charging station located at the South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive. This state-of-the-art charging station, known as the Boost Charger, marks the first city-owned fast charger in the state of Texas.
The Boost Charger is designed to drastically reduce charging times for electric vehicles. It can fully charge an EV in approximately 30 minutes, a significant improvement compared to the three to four hours required by standard Level 2 chargers. The installation of this charging station was made possible through a $191,441 investment, funded by a Federal Highway Administration program.
Conveniently situated in the library's parking lot, near the drive-thru, the charging station is easily accessible to the public. Users will find the touchscreen menu on the station user-friendly, guiding them through the charging process seamlessly.
This significant infrastructure upgrade comes on the heels of an EV charger assessment conducted by Volta in Irving. The results of the assessment predict a substantial increase in the number of registered EVs on the road in Irving. By 2027, the city is anticipated to have more than 8,200 registered EVs, a notable rise from the 2,629 reported in 2023. Currently, Irving boasts 74 EV charging ports spread across 34 locations throughout the city.