With support from Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments and in partnership with Electrada
North College Hill, OH – January 11, 2021 – Through a generous grant administered by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), the City of North College Hill is now able to offer electric vehicle (EV) charging to its residents and visitors, thanks to its partnership with Cincinnati-based electric mobility start-up Electrada. A grand opening event will take place Thursday, January 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Rd.
“The City of North College Hill has long been committed to providing equitable solutions when it comes to sustainable transportation,” Mayor Tracie Nichols said. “We were thrilled to team with OKI and Electrada to enable us to provide EV charging to the North College Hill community. This unique structure brings mobility technology to our residents without any financial investment from the City. It’s a win-win.”
“The collaboration between OKI, Electrada and the City of North College Hill demonstrates how working through an effective public-private partnership can help accelerate the transition to electric mobility. It sets a valuable example for other municipalities in the region, and we at OKI would be delighted to work with more of our members to support them in the transition to electric mobility,” said OKI CEO Mark Policinski.
“For Electrada, the deployment of EV charging in North College Hill is the first of a number of municipal deployments in the region, including public sites in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus. In October 2020, through partnership with SORTA, Electrada enabled EV charging at Cincinnati’s Northside Transit Center, which has seen very high utilization to-date. We hope the North College Hill charging site will signal to the community that the transition to electric vehicles will be supported in every part of our region,” said Kevin Kushman, CEO of Electrada.
The EV charging units in North College Hill are now available for public use. EV driver access, real-time station availability and payment for charging are managed through the free FLO app, available in the App Store or Google Play. Drivers will also be able to locate and use other FLO charging stations and partner networks and view their usage data in real-time.
About City of North College Hill
North College Hill is a city in the center of Hamilton County in the southwestern part of the U.S. State of Ohio, approximately 10 miles north of downtown Cincinnati. Learn more at northcollegehill.org.
The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is a council of local governments, business organizations and community groups committed to developing collaborative strategies to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of the region. Formed in 1964, OKI has spent 50 years cultivating partnerships and alliances that range from the federal government to local councils. Its 118 members represent governmental, social and civic groups from nearly 200 communities in the eight-county, three-state region. OKI works collaboratively with stakeholders to solve interstate dilemmas, create far-reaching development plans, break through political bureaucracy, provide services to the public and advocate for federal funding. OKI has final authority over all federal dollars spent on surface transportation in the region. Each year, OKI approves roughly $40 million in funding for projects in the region. Learn more at oki.org.
Electrada, LLC was launched in Cincinnati in 2020 to capitalize and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as an affordable and convenient service to drivers, property owners, developers and employers in the Midwest. Electrada partners with cities and municipalities, workplaces, residences, retail outlets, parking facilities and fleet owners to deliver the region’s highest-performance, community-focused EV charging network and equipment. Electrada’s success is linked to improving access to clean, affordable mobility solutions for all community stakeholders. Learn more at electrada.com.