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Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara to Install SemaConnect Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Charging Stations are Complimentary for Overnight Guests and Offer Visitors an Eco Friendly Option to Charge their Electric Vehicles.

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is nothing more beautiful than driving up the Santa Barbara coast, and taking in the breathtaking scenery. Electric vehicle drivers taking advantage of this beauty have a new location to charge. SemaConnect, Inc. announced  that they were chosen by Bacara Resort & Spa to install 6 electric vehicle charging stations at their location at 8301 Hollister Ave. in Goleta, CA.

"We are excited to offer visitors to the Santa Barbara area another convenient place to charge their vehicle," said Mark Pastrone, VP of Business Development at SemaConnect. "There has been a dramatic increase in electric vehicle use in this area and we have made it our mission to innovatively keep up with this growing demand."

SemaConnect's networked electric vehicle charging stations and web-based management software makes it easy for station owners to deploy at their properties.  The stations are sophisticated networked Level II (240Volts, 30Amps) commercial grade and comes bundled with web-based management software that station owners can:

  • Manage time-of-use pricing with built-in payment gateway
  • Run sustainability reports on fossil fuel and CO2 emissions
  • See real-time electricity metering
  • Manage electric vehicle driver usage
  • More (Click here)

For EV drivers, SemaConnect has an iPhone and Android smart phone app that allows them to manage charging sessions, search for stations, and to manage their account.  SemaConnect has also partnered with Recargo on their PlugShare app, the most widely used application for electric vehicle drivers, which allows them to start a charging session right from the PlugShare app for more convenience.

To download the iPhone app:
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About SemaConnect
SemaConnect is the leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions and sophisticated software for station owners and electric vehicle drivers. SemaConnect's ChargePro charging stations are wirelessly networked and offer advanced features such as smart-grid integration, RFID card authentication, sustainability reporting and more. ChargePro stations can be found at municipal, parking, multifamily, office, hotel and retail locations nationwide. Visit to learn more about owning, managing or using a ChargePro.

About Bacara Resort and Spa
Bacara Resort & Spa opened in 2000 and quickly established itself as the premier Santa Barbara resort destination. The property features 354 guestrooms and suites, four restaurants and lounges, a four-story spa and wellness center, three oceanfront swimming pools, a 12,000-bottle Wine Cellar, the Foley Food & Wine Society Wine Tasting Room and 70,000 square feet of function space. Embodying the essence of the American Riviera lifestyle, Bacara is nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast, just 40 miles from the famed Santa Ynez Wine Country and five miles from the Santa Barbara Airport. For reservations or more information, please call (855) 817-9782 or visit

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