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Vehicle Charger Installed in Binghamton Park

Electric vehicles may be recharged at this station in Binghamton's Recreation Park. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Electric vehicles may be recharged at this station in Binghamton’s Recreation Park. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A second free electric vehicle charging station has been installed on the West Side of Binghamton.

There is a time limit for the free city-owned charging facility. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
There is a time limit for the free city-owned charging facility. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Mayor Richard David on Tuesday announced that the station at the Beethoven Street parking lot of Recreation Park was available for use. It’s located several blocks from another public charging station that was installed at the Price Chopper supermarket on Glenwood Avenue.

An eight-unit Tesla Supercharger in the town of Chenango has been in use for nearly two years. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
An eight-unit Tesla Supercharger in the town of Chenango has been in use for nearly two years. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

David said a $2,500 state grant was used for the city vehicle charger project. The remaining $1,895 for the facility came from the city’s general fund.

Each of the West Side charging stations can accommodate two vehicles.

Signs have been erected and dedicated parking spots have been painted for the Rec Park charger. There will be a four-hour charging maximum.

City officials say most vehicles would wind up with a “half to full” battery after four hours at the charger.

A statement released by the mayor’s office did not indicate when chargers will be installed in other parts of Binghamton.

An eight-vehicle Tesla Supercharger facility was built at the Spot Restaurant in the town of Chenango in the fall of 2015.

This charging station at a Glenwood Avenue shopping plaza was installed in 2015. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
This charging station at a Glenwood Avenue shopping plaza was installed in 2015. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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