On July 29th, GPCOG joined the City of Portland's Mayor Michael Brennan, Councilor Ed Suslovic, Joel Harrington of Central Maine Power and Darlene Beach with the Iberdrola USA Foundation to celebrate the expansion of the City's electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
As part of a grant to GPCOG from the Iberdrola USA Foundation, the City was able to install two level II electric vehicle charging stations, one at both the Temple St. and Spring St. parking garages. Mayor Brennan said, "I want to thank the Iberdrola USA Foundation and GPCOG for this grant. GPCOG has been instrumental in introducing electric vehicles and charging stations into our fleet and parking garages. Having two more EV chargers in our parking garages adds convenience and will hopefully help convince more people to use electric cars."
So far, seven EV chargers have been installed at municipal buildings and other locations including: Town Halls in Falmouth, Raymond and Windham, as well as Pineland Farms, the Marriott Hotel on Commercial St. in Portland and the City's two parking garages.
To learn more contact the Greater Portland Council of Governments.
Photo: An electric vehicle charger in a parking garage in Portland, Maine; image courtesy of Greater Portland Council of Governments