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South Portand gets electric vehicle charges

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THE ELECTRIC CAR MOVEMENT GETTING JUMP STARTED TODAY IN SOUTH PORTLAND. TWO OF THE FIRST PUBLIC D-C QUICK CHARGERS IN THE STATE WERE UNVEILED AT THE SOUTH PORTLAND COMMUNITY CENTER AND THE FORE STREET PARKING GARAGE. THE STATIONS CAN CHARGE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE BY 80 PERCENT IN JUST 30 MINUTES. PROPONENTS — CALLING IT AN EXCITING AND INTERESTING DAY. “in Maine, looking at gas prices and electricity rates, it’s about $1.44 for an e- gallon in order to operate the vehicle and it’s a substantially different cost than the per gallon price.” THE CITY OF SOUTH PORTLAND IS PICKING UP THE COST INITIALLY, SO THOSE CHARGERS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE WITH AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE.

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