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Published: Wednesday, 9/18/2013

Downtown Toledo soon to have 3 electric vehicle charging stations

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Downtown Toledo residents soon will have 3 electric car charging stations. This is one at the Toledo Museum of Art. Downtown Toledo residents soon will have 3 electric car charging stations. This is one at the Toledo Museum of Art.
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Toledo's downtown residents soon will have three new electric vehicle charging stations on the west side of Superior Street near Adams Street, The Blade has learned.

Bill Thomas, executive director of the the Downtown Toledo Improvement District, said the installations are a good move toward making Toledo a greener city.

“I think it's a great thing to do,” Mr. Thomas said. “A lot of people are not buying those cars because they are concerned about where they would be able to charge.”

The three stations will cost $2,400 each, for a total of $7,200. The cost of plugging in a car will be included in the cost of the parking meter charge, said city spokesman Jen Sorgenfrei.

The Downtown Toledo Parking Authority cleared away four meters Monday to make room for the installation, which could start within the next 10 days.



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