St. Paul Adds Two Electric Charging Stations in City Parks | News
Charging an electric vehicle in St. Paul just got a little easier. Thursday Mayor Chris Coleman, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Xcel Energy and other local officials unveiled two new solar-powered electric car charging stations in Saint Paul's Como Regional Park.
The solar-powered charging stations, which can accommodate two cars at a time, are located at Como Lake and McMurray Fields.
In addition to the charging stations, the City also added three new electric cars to its fleet Thursday, bringing its total to four.
The City already boosts several electric charging stations in downtown ramps, as well as solar panels on the roofs of government buildings.
The charging stations are now open and will charge $1 per hour. The solar charging stations cost $35,000 a piece. They were paid for in part from a $2.8 million federal stimulus grant through the U.S. Department of Energy.