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(Hehe... Austin is a SmartCities Dive...)Austin Energy is working to further strengthen its partnership with the city of Austin to advance its clean energy vision and cement its status as one of the nation’s leading smart cities.
The publicly owned electric utility was recognized in December when the publication SmartCities Dive named Austin Energy “Utility of the Year” and one of the industry’s top innovators and disruptors. Austin Energy was singled out for supporting the city’s goal of meeting 65 percent renewable energy generation by 2027, the release of a two-way outage map and alert system, the launch of an electric vehicle charging hub called Electric Drive and increased access to solar energy.
Guess folks in Austin have some sort of fancy AC electrical outlets?Located in the Seaholm EcoDistrict of Austin, Electric Dive encompasses 400 meters of street to present sustainable mobility as a transportation mode to residents. A showcase for clean energy, the renovated street features a kiosk with innovations to engage and educate residents about solar energy and electric bicycle charging, while providing a “fast charger” which charges electric vehicles in minutes instead of hours. All of the charging stations are powered by Texas Wind, furthering the renewable and clean energy goals, Popham said.
... and the quickest "fast charge" I know of is just swapping packs. (Also, that any "fast" charging of most any chemistries is... "not the best" for lowest costs per mile overall.)