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).