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USA: Electric vehicle charging stations installed in two public garages

Electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in two Village public parking garages. Chargers are located in the northwest corner on the fourth floor of the Avenue Garage on North Boulevard and just inside the Marion Street entrance on the first floor of the Holley Court Garage downtown. Each station will allow two vehicles to charge at the same time. The charging station in the Avenue Garage is connected to the solar panel array on the roof, providing clean, renewable energy to charge the vehicles.

Typically, using a charging station requires a membership in a charging network. However, the Village will allow vehicle owners to use its membership — just ask at the security station in either garage. Officials say that a full recharge would take two to five hours, but most users likely will be just topping off while they shop or run errands nearby.

Garage parking rates still apply, but the first hour is free. Parking always is free on Sunday. For more information, e-mail parking@oak-park.us.

Source chicagotribine.com

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