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USA: Town unveils electric vehicle charging stations

MARANA — The Town of Marana, in partnership with Ecotality, has installed three electric vehicle charging stations within the town.

On Wednesday night, the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting event at Crossroads Park to celebration the completion of the installation.

Marana Mayor Ed Honea spoke along with Tammy Tepper-Cunningham from ECOtality North America, which oversees the largest national deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Pima Association of Governments Energy Programs Manager Colleen Crowninshield spoke about the Clean Cities Program, a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to expand the use of alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel, accelerate the use of alternative fuel vehicles and build local refueling infrastructure.

The EV Project is a public-private partnership funded in part through a federal stimulus grant by the Department of Energy. The grant was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project is administered in Arizona by ECOtality North America


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