Saint Mark's School will host a dedication ceremony for its new electric vehicle charging station at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the school, 39 Trellis Drive in Terra Linda.
It is the first charging station to be installed at a school in Marin and was made possible by a $3,800 grant from Reconnect California, through the California Energy Commission. The electric and cement work was paid for by a donation from the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association.
The station charges up to four cars at a time and will be available to the community 24 hours a day. The school will cover the cost of electricity, which is anticipated to be a minimal addition to its overall power bill.
The station is named in honor of Greg Simon, a member of the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association and former Marin lacrosse referee, who died in 2010.