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How it Works: Salem’s EV Charging Stations – Salem, MA Patch

On Wednesday, Voltrek co-owner Kathleen Rosen was nice enough to offer a quick demonstration of exactly how these electric charging stations work.

Before hooking up, motorists have to first wave a charge pass in front of the station. If you don’t have one, Rosen said you can call a phone number on the unit and the company can remotely unlock it and mail you a card.

Electric cars plug in via a standard 18-foot cable attached to the unit and can fully charge in about five hours.

All electric vehicles must be powered off when charging, a safety measure Rose said is aimed at preventing motorists from accidentally driving off while still plugged in.

So, if you’re one of the environmentally-friendly city residents driving an electric vehicle through Salem, you now know what to expect if you decide to try out one of these new stations.

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