Vehicle Charger Installed in Binghamton Park
A second free electric vehicle charging station has been installed on the West Side of Binghamton.
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.
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.
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