An electric vehicle charging station in Los Angeles County. Photo by John Schreiber.
An electric vehicle charging station in Los Angeles County. Photo by John Schreiber.

Torrance elected officials marked the opening of six electric charging stations throughout the city during a ceremony Saturday at an area library.

“With these new charging stations in Torrance, we become part of a larger, regional network,” Torrance Mayor Patrick J. Furey said during a ceremony behind the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd. “And as growth continues in the electric market, this is just one more resource we can offer our community and visitors.”

Furey, members of the City Council and other elected officials cut a symbolic gas hose in place of the traditional ribbon, said Danny Santana, Lead Senior Planning Associate for the city of Torrance.

Following the ribbon cutting, attendees took part in the National Drive Electric Week Ride and Drive/EV Exp. The “Torrance Event” included representatives from nine automakers, as well as 41 EV owners to talk about owning an electric vehicle, Santana said.

National Drive Electric Week is sponsored by Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association.

—City News Service

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