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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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The City of Bloomington now offers two new public Electric Vehicle charging stations as part of a two-year Duke Energy pilot program. Anyone possessing 240-volt plug-in electric vehicle is eligible to use these new stations.

Electric vehicles (EVs) require little or no gasoline, and instead rely largely on batteries-charged by plugging the cars into an electrical outlet-for power. They cause less pollution and have lower emissions than most other vehicle types, and help reduce dependency on overseas sources of oil. Maintenance costs are also expected to be lower than many standard vehicles owing to the absence of a combustion engine.

Locations:

Garage Market (7th and Morton) and Garage Band (7th and Walnut)

Parking at the charging stations is reserved for electric vehicles only.

Cost:

Users are required to pay both the standard parking fee ($0.50/hour) and a fee to use the charging station ($0.50/hour up to a maximum charging fee of $2.00). The parking fee is payable through the parking meter or upon exit of the garage. The charging station fee is payable in three ways.

  1. Calling Chargepoint from the station location at (888) 758.4389 and provide a credit card number.
  2. Setting up a Chargepoint account online Go to the Chargepoint site to get started.
  3. Using a "contactless" credit card (one with a microchip/RFID tag). For additional information see here.

Please see the pdf in the right sidebar for additional information regarding the charging stations.

This new equipment was funded by the Energy Systems Network's Project Plug-IN initiative, which received an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant through the Indiana Office of Energy Development (IOED) to expand charging infrastructure.