Power Up on Electric Drive
Re-Charge with Renewable Power in Austin’s Downtown EcoDistrict
Electric Drive — a portion of West 2nd Street, between Walter Seaholm Drive and Sandra Muraida Way — is Austin Energy’s showcase for electric transportation in Austin’s new Seaholm EcoDistrict.
Electric Drive is a mobility hub that features bike sharing, car sharing, access the hike-and-bike trail, and charging options for two- and four wheel electric vehicles (EVs). Electric Drive aligns with Austin’s Smart City roadmap. It provides the community with faster, better, cheaper transportation options which helps cut vehicle emissions.
Charge Your EV with GreenChoice Texas Wind Energy
This innovative transportation hub features DC fast charging (for charging in minutes as opposed to hours) as well as Level 2 charging for customers to use while they explore and enjoy other EcoDistrict shops and recreation.
All public EV charging in Austin is powered by 100% renewable Texas wind through Austin Energy’s GreenChoice® program.
Charge Your E-Bikes and Handhelds with Locally-Generated Solar Energy
In addition to EV charging stations, a solar-powered kiosk is also available for charging electric bikes, scooters, motorcycles, mopeds, and handheld devices.
The Electric Drive solar charging kiosk is an innovative combination of solar technology, transportation infrastructure, and public space. Now visitors to the EcoDistrict can gather in the shade while recharging their mobile electronics or electric two-wheel vehicles with the sun.
The kiosk features outdoor seating and tables made from reclaimed wood, two bike racks, and a repurposed vintage gas pump that holds battery storage and shows solar production and CO2 reduction. The kiosk is also ADA accessible.
Austin Energy’s Plug-In Everywhere℠ Network
Electric Drive is a key component of Austin Energy’s Plug-In EVerywhere network and demonstrates Austin as a Smart City leader in electric transportation. Plug-In EVerywhere allows EV drivers to charge at over 500 charging ports throughout Austin — including DC fast charging — for only $4.17 a month.