The Town of Woodbridge recently installed a second electric vehicle charging station. It is located at the Woodbridge Town Library for the public to use.
The first charging station is in the parking lot between Town Hall and the Sheehy Department of Public Works. Both charging stations are available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no charge. “The EV stations are part of our ongoing efforts to promote energy efficiency and the use of clean energy,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. “Woodbridge residents take seriously their responsibility as stewards of the environment.”
Both stations were installed thanks to a grant from the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Use of the charging station will be free for a minimum of three years, a requirement of the grant. For an average electric car using the charger for an average amount of time the Town will pay approximately $2.50.
The grants are designed to alleviate range anxiety by reducing the distances between charging stations. There are now more than 300 electric vehicle charging stations in Connecticut.
According to the Woodbridge Assessor, there are 28 electric vehicles registered in Town and an additional 275 hybrid vehicles.