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NovaCHARGE NC-5000 Chargers Hard at Work as Tampa Downtowner Celebrates 6 Month Service Mark


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TAMPA, FL – April 20, 2017 – NovaCHARGE LLC, a leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, deployed their NC-5000 chargers with the Tampa Downtowner, a free electric shuttle service, when it launched October 20, 2016. Since that time, the NC-5000 chargers have been kept busy, charging approximately 96 hours a day, collectively.

“We were absolutely thrilled to be able to provide our EV solutions to Tampa Downtowner,” said Helda Rodriguez, President of NovaCHARGE. “As a Tampa native, I am so very proud of my home town for supporting clean transportation initiatives through this free electric shuttle service.”
Tampa Downtowner has 12 electric shuttles, and has served 82,076 passengers, driving 97,440 miles in the six months it has been in service. A recent Downtowner survey shows that riders use the service for work commute, errands and leisure activities.

“We are beyond pleased with the success of the Tampa Downtowner service,” said Karen Kress, Director of Transportation and Planning, Tampa Downtown Partnership. “We have had an overwhelming response to this service, which makes it very important to ensure our shuttles are charged and ready to respond when needed.”

NC-5000 chargers feature a rugged housing and a hardened rubber charging connector, making it an ideal solution for outdoor applications, like that of the Tampa Downtowner service. Built for reliability and heavy usage, these high-performance units sport a compact design and fully customizable front panel, enabling businesses to showcase their branding.

The Tampa Downtowner service was launched by the Tampa Downtown Partnership. The service provides free transportation throughout Tampa’s downtown area, spanning from the north end of Harbour Island to Interstate 275, and from the University of Tampa area to the Channel District. This service is on-demand and point-to-point. Rides can be requested through the Downtowner app, or hailed on the street.

About NovaCHARGE, LLC:
NovaCHARGE, LLC was founded in 2008 to address the need for a next-generation electric vehicle (E/V) charging infrastructure. As a leading provider of E/V networked and non-networked charging solutions, NovaCHARGE is dedicated to enabling a better environment for future generations by supporting a zero-emission transportation infrastructure, offering convenient, affordable, grid-friendly charging stations that enable access across both public and private locations. NovaCHARGE is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and is a Certified Minority/Woman owned business. For more information, please visit

About the Tampa Downtown Partnership:
Tampa Downtown Partnership is a private, membership based not-for-profit 501(c)6 comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing Tampa’s Downtown. Through an annual contract with the City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership administers the Special Services District. In addition to Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team, Tampa Downtown Partnership serves downtown through marketing, business development, transportation, advocacy, public space activation, planning and beautification.


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