Aurora installs first public EV charging stations

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Paul Rosenberg, vice president of membership development for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, charging his electric vehicle at the city of Aurora's new electric vehicle charging stations.

Paul Rosenberg, vice president of membership development for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, charging his electric vehicle at the city of Aurora’s new electric vehicle charging stations.

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AURORA, Colo. — Owners of electric vehicles in Aurora can now charge their cars at one of two electric charging stations at the city’s municipal center.

The stations can accommodate up to four cars, said city spokeswoman Julie Patterson.  They are in the first level of the AMC garage near the southeast corner.

The charging stations are Level 2, which provides a quicker charge than plugging into a standard wall outlet, Patterson said.

Drivers will use a ChargePoint account to pay for the service. The fee is 11 cents per kilowatt-hour.

Patterson said there will be a 4-hour limit for cars parked at the station. She said that should be enough time for most vehicles to be fully recharged.

The charging station was funded by a grant from the Air Quality Council Charge Ahead program and 2013 budget savings.

The city’s new EV charging stations join at least seven others located throughout Aurora to serve drivers of electric vehicles. Visit http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_locations.html to locate an EV charging station nearby.

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