Adopt a Charger

Accelerating the adoption of plug-in vehicles via fee-free electric chargers


Adopt a Charger, a nonprofit organization, accelerates the widespread adoption of plug-in vehicles through the proliferation of public, fee-free electric car chargers which are “adopted” by sponsors. These sponsors, corporations, organizations and individuals, donate funds used to install and maintain EV chargers in parks, museums, beaches and other widely used public places.

Muir Woods EV Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting

Thanks to our generous Sponsors, Donors and Partners:

Adopt a Charger mourns the loss of electric vehicle expert and board member Craig Childers

Craig Matthew Childers, an engineer with the California Air Resources Board who championed electric vehicle technology, died Aug. 22 of a sudden cardiac event, his family said. He was 57.

Click here to learn more about Childers’ life and his work on climate change.

L-R: Steve Mauldin, President & General Manager, CBS 2 and KCAL 9 Los Angeles; Alexandra Paul, Co-Founder Plug-In America; Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder CBS EcoMedia; Craig Sap, California State Parks Superintendent for the Los Angeles District; Kitty Adams, Executive Director, Adopt a Charger; Dave Barthmuss, Chevrolet Group Manager, Western Region Communications

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at Leo Carrillo State Beach and Malibu Creek State Park

August 22, 2013

Two of the most popular State Parks in Southern California – Leo Carrillo State Beach and Malibu Creek State Park – now have even more appeal for plug-in electric vehicle owners with the addition of new, free charging courtesy of Chevrolet’s funding through their EcoAd advertising with CBS EcoMedia Inc. The two, 240 volt , chargers can accommodate up to four plug-in electric vehicles. The units were installed at the two parks by EcoMedia’s nonprofit partner, Adopt A Charger.

Click here to learn more about the California State Park’s Cool Parks Initiative.