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Circus Circus Reno Takes another Green Step with Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
12/18/2013

Partnered with NV Energy, Circus Circus Reno installed new charging stations for electric cars, which are being offered at no cost to our hotel guests for a maximum of four hours. To do so, we will require a parking pass that can be obtained from the front desk.

One of Circus Circus Reno’s valued security officers, Michael Hinkson Jr. spoke to the GM/VP about the possibility of putting in charging stations as he saw the need for such a service.

“I was wondering if there were locations in one or both garages where we could look at possible sites to install charging stations for these types of cars,” said Hinkson. “These cars are becoming more prevalent.”

He spoke to the GM/VP and got the ball rolling, the rest of the Circus Circus team jumped on board.

“We were then approached by the power company to see if this was something we might be interested in investing in,” said Mike Miller, Chief Engineer at Circus Circus. “We had been talking about it for a while as something we wanted to be able to offer, so we jumped at the chance.”

The installation process spanned several days and the end result looks like miniature gas pumps, but without gas. After certification and approval from NV Energy, the new Charge Point Stations will be available for use on Christmas, just in time for the busy holiday. They are 240V with four 40 amp circuits.

Circus Circus is now listed on the Charge Point website as a charging station location. Visit their website (www.na.chargepoint.com) today to locate all charging stations in Reno, Nevada. Also, visit the Sustainability page on our website for other green efforts.

Circus Circus Reno is an MGM Resorts International® Destination with six unique dining options including local favorites the Steakhouse at Circus, Kokopelli’s Sushi and Dos Geckos Cantina. Enjoy the free circus acts at the midway as well as games for all ages. For more information visit circusreno.com find us on Facebook, friend us on Foursquare, follow us on Twitter, text “CCR” to 86318, download our Mobile app or call 775.329.0711.

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