New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Launched
June 12, 2012
VEIC Director of Transportation Efficiency Karen Glitman speaks at the charging station opening
It just got easier to drive an electric vehicle in Middlebury, Vermont. Karen Glitman, Director of Transportation Efficiency at VEIC, helped to officially open two new charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC). The level 2 charging stations, which were installed with support from a federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, will provide electric cars that plug into them with about 10-25 miles of driving range for each hour of charge.
Although EVs can be charged in any standard electric outlet, charging stations provide drivers with faster charges and publicly-accessible locations to power up their vehicles. There are currently 22 EV charging stations operating throughout Vermont, and the number of EVs on the state's roads is growing steadily.
Kevin Lehman of the Addison County Regional Planning Commission demonstrates operation of the charging stations
Representatives of Central Vermont Public Service, the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, VEIC, local Nissan and Mitsubishi dealerships, and Vermont state legislators officially cut the ribbon for the new charging stations
- Photos courtesy of ACRPC: Kevin Lehman and Daryl Benoit, photographers