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Charged up: Fort Collins ready to unveil public electric vehicle chargers

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The charging station installed at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery was on display Feb. 25 during a Drive Electric Northern Colorado event held at the museum. The station will be available to charge electric vehicles starting Aug. 13. / V. Richard Haro/Coloradoan library
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• Self-service Level 2 (240-volt) chargers will cost $1 per hour of charging
• The Level 3 (direct current, 480-volt) charger will cost $3 per charging session, available during Fort Collins Museum of Discovery business hours. The charger only supports vehicles equipped to accept a charge from CHAdeMO stations, according to a city release.
Learn more at www.fcgov.com/electric-vehicles or (970) 221-6700.

College Avenue might still be best for cruising, but the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is poised to become Northern Colorado’s newest automotive hot spot for the electric vehicle crowd.

Starting Aug. 13, owners of Nissan Leafs, Teslas and other electric vehicles will be able to charge up their autos at one of the region’s first municipal charging stations installed at the museum. Another station will be installed at the Civic Center parking garage at 144 N. Mason St., but the museum will offer an added perk — a quick-charge station that can significantly reduce charge times for supported cars.

The city will host a public ribbon cutting for the municipal chargers from 3-3:45 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Court.
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