LA Department of Public Works Orders Liberty Access Technologies' Hydra System for Employee Charging Solution

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First order placed as part of LA County's ambitious Workplace Charging Initiative which emphasizes the shift in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure priorities from public stations to the workplace and multi-tenant dwellings.

"Hydra..allows us to respond to a wide range of installation challenges." - Mike Rockwood

Liberty Access Technologies (LAT), a Liberty PlugIns, Inc. subsidiary, and Associated of Los Angeles today announced the reception of purchase orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works for three of Liberty’s Hydra™ EV charging control systems and an undisclosed number of Schneider Electric chargers as part of the County’s ambitious new Workplace EV charging initiative. Over the next two years the County plans on equipping up to 300 spaces with EV chargers for use by employees, County fleet EVs and the general public at those locations where the lots are accessible.

Associated’s EVP and General Manager Mike Rockwood, thinks the Hydra’s flexibility was a major factor in the award. “Hydra’s ability to provide a variety of access control, data recording and billing solutions allows us to respond to a wide range of installation challenges. Especially important is the Hydra’s ability to control a mix of Level 1 and Level 2 chargers, which can really save a lot of money on electrical system upgrades.”

“The focus of electric vehicle infrastructure creation has shifted towards the workplace and multi-tenant dwellings,” says Chris Outwater, CEO of LAT. “Hydra offers a solution that includes both sub-metering and intelligent load management, is open source and meets the emerging automated demand response specifications for Smart buildings. LAT's Hydra gives employers and commercial building managers a cost effective and scalable solution to meet the needs of their EV driving employees and tenants.”

About Liberty PlugIns, Inc. Liberty PlugIns specializes in access control systems for electric vehicle charging in commercial parking, workplace and multi-tenant dwellings. LPI’s Synchronous Code Generation technology enables secure charging without expensive networks, and Hydra™ and MeterWerks™ provide cost effective solutions for workplace, fleet and multi-tenant dwelling EV charging. For more information, visit the Liberty PlugIns website at

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