September 28, 2023

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Cleveland Clinic will get started installing extra electric powered vehicle charging stations this month, with assistance from a grant available by the Ohio Environmental Protection Company. 

The Ohio EPA made available a a person-time $3.25 million grant in 2020 to assist the set up of electric powered auto charging stations in 26 Ohio counties by way of assets from the Volkswagen Mitigation Belief Fund.  

Cleveland Clinic applied for all qualified hospitals and household health centers. The Ohio EPA chosen 22 of the 40 Cleveland Clinic sites that most effective met grant requirements to get up to 62 ports/124 electric car charging spaces past calendar year. In part, web-sites ended up picked primarily based on proximity to major streets, features and existing chargers. 

This initiative supports Cleveland Clinic’s dedication to cleanse air and healthier communities. Electric powered car or truck chargers will be publicly offered for sufferers, caregivers and website visitors. They will be compatible with all recent designs of electrical autos. 

A Cleveland Clinic workforce done site visits with regional electric utilities and the installer, Blink Charging, to figure out the best places for the new charging stations. Presently, Cleveland Clinic has 14 charging spaces at 4 locations in Northeast Ohio. 

These level two charging stations deliver 80 amps of output, giving up to 65 miles of demand in an hour. Stage two chargers are the most prevalent style of charger in the United States and can be discovered in lots of general public spots. 

The 1st wave of installations is anticipated this summer at Avon, Euclid and Medina hospitals, Mentor Relatives Overall health Clinic, Strongsville Family Wellness Heart and Willoughby Hills Rehabilitation and Sports activities Remedy. 

Below is the full list of Cleveland Clinic sites: 

  • Akron Basic Hospital  
  • Akron General Lodi Hospital 
  • Akron Common Clinical Center (Tub)  
  • Akron Common Wellness and Wellness (Stow)  
  • Amherst Family Wellbeing Center  
  • Avon Hospital  
  • Avon Lake Spouse and children Wellbeing Center 
  • Avon Pointe Loved ones Overall health Center  
  • Beachwood Spouse and children Health and fitness & Surgical procedures Center  
  • Brunswick Loved ones Health and fitness Center  
  • Chagrin Spouse and children Well being Center  
  • Elyria Family Well being & Surgical treatment Center 
  • Euclid Hospital  
  • Independence Relatives Health and fitness Center  
  • Lorain Family Well being & Surgical treatment Center  
  • Medina General  
  • Mentor Hospital 
  • Strongsville Loved ones Wellness & Surgical procedures Center  
  • Twinsburg Spouse and children Wellness & Surgical treatment Center  
  • Willoughby Hills Household Wellness Middle (two properties)  
  • Willoughby Hills Rehabilitation and Sporting activities Therapy  

If added grants turn out to be obtainable, Cleveland Clinic will set up chargers at more spots.