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Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The electric vehicle charging station at City Hall

Electric cars are quickly becoming a popular alternative to gasoline and diesel vehicles; they do not run on gas and they emit zero emissions when driven.

As electric vehicles become more common in the US, it is necessary to have local electric charging stations for them.  The United Illuminating Company (UI) has installed a charging station at City Hall, Lyon Terrace at no cost to the City of Bridgeport.

UI is able to power the station through its own power lines and meters, and pays for any electricity consumed at the station.  This means that electic vehicle owners can charge their cars for free at City Hall.

The program will last about two years, but may be terminated or extended by UI based on their discretion. The pilot is also subject to decisions made by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). 


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I'm a Bridgeport Public Schools Teacher who bicycles to work from West Haven. I'm excited to see Park City "greening up!"

Our family has just picked up an EV. I'm thrilled to know that there is a charging station I can use as a back up just in case I'm low on range. Thank you, City of Bridgeport and UI for being forward thinking on this. Keep up the good work.

June 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Jeffery

The development of the electric cars has great benefits both on global environment and for the society. For example more jobs could be created for battery charging stations.
Anyway I do not believe that we could see mass production in the near future. Why? Because the petrol based businesses still have a lot to profit until the natural reserves would be finished.

August 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeaker

This is essential for all electric car owner. With out charge electric car don't move or it is consider as dead. Like petrol pump electric car charging station has value for the car owner. we can't take it easy and neglect this. Such service should be provided in country wise basis.

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThomas

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