Alliant Energy electrifies Highway 151 travel corridor in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

New Level-3, superfast chargers in Beaver Dam can bring a fully depleted electric vehicle (EV) battery back to 80% strength in the time it takes to get a bite to eat.

BD charger ribbon cutting

Alliant Energy unveiled a new electric car-charging station in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

We unveiled a new charging station at the Park Village Shopping Center at the busy interchange of Highways 33 and 151. The station can charge four cars at one time. It has two Level-3 and two Level-2 chargers (see below for more information). Keller Real Estate Group, owner of the Park Village Shopping Center, donated the property for the charging station.

Drivers can charge an all-electric car to 80% power in about 40 minutes, about the time it takes for lunch or a quick shopping trip. Several electric car models can go up to 300 miles on a single charge. The average American drives 40 miles per day.

The charging station is one piece of our community support for Beaver Dam. We’ve been a part of this community for decades and have invested in Beaver Dam in significant ways. The company recently has:

  • Provided a $25,000 grant for a downtown public space redevelopment
  • Helped restore lights at Swan Park with a $4,000 matching grant following an act of vandalism
  • Certified a shovel-ready industrial site to attract new businesses into the area
  • Supported Moraine Park Technical College’s development of a Gas Technician Training program with an $80,000 grant for its Energy Education Center

About electric car chargers

BD charger

The station includes two Level-3 chargers (left) and two Level-2 chargers (right).

  • Level 3 – Also called “superfast” or “DC” (“direct current”), these can charge all-electric cars, i.e. those powered only by a battery.
  • Level 2 – These are the most common chargers. They can be installed at businesses and homes and charge many types of electric cars, including plug-in hybrids, typically within several hours.
  • Level 1 – Standard home wall outlets take longer to charge, and cars are typically plugged in overnight.
  • Tesla superchargers – These chargers use a proprietary DC charger technology. They only charge Tesla-manufactured vehicles. Tesla vehicles can also use a standard Level-3 charger.

We offer rebates to residents and businesses for the purchase and installation of Level-2 charging stations. For more information visit alliantenergy.com/ev.

 

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