Electric vehicle owners now have an opportunity to get a free "fill-up" when they are shopping at a Binghamton supermarket.

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A two-vehicle charging station has been installed at the Price Chopper store on Glenwood Avenue.

Price Chopper spokesman Joe Berman said 18 electric vehicle charging stations now have been installed at supermarkets across New York.

Berman said the charging units are being made available in collaboration with a program overseen by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Berman said the charging station was installed at the Binghamton store after Price Chopper reviewed the number of electric vehicle registrations in the area.

The cost of locating the devices at existing stores typically runs between $20,000 and $25,000.

Price Chopper receives some state funding to help cover the expense of installing the charging stations.

Two parking spaces near the entrance to the Binghamton store are designated for use by electric vehicles at the charging site.

Price Chopper has not announced whether similar units will be installed at its three other stores in the Binghamton area.

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