Monroe County has completed installation of Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations at five county properties, and another four are on the way.
The charging stations are open to the public and meant to support the use of clean vehicle technology.
Up to four vehicles can charge at one time at each location. The cost is $2.25 per hour, paid through a mobile app, and covers the cost of energy and maintenance.
Grants from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation funded installation.
Chargers are available at:
» 111 Westfall Rd.;
» Monroe Community Hospital;
» 50 W. Main St.;
» Innovative Field;
» Durand Eastman Park.
Additional stations are planned for:
» Monroe Community College Brighton campus;
» MCC’s Downtown Campus;
» Webster Park;
» An additional county park yet to be determined.
“By investing in this type of infrastructure, we’re also fulfilling some of the commitments we made as part of the county’s Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” County Executive Adam Bello said in a news release.
Level 2 chargers charge approximately eight times faster than a Level 1 charger and provide an average of 32 miles of driving range per hour of charge, the county said. An empty to full charge takes between three and eight hours.
The city of Rochester also provides EV charging stations at a variety of locations, including city parking garages, the Public Market, Genesee Valley Park and the Port of Rochester.
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