Chatfield welcomes new electric vehicle charger

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(ABC 6 News) – Electric car drivers have a new charging station in the area.

The city of Chatfield held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday at the Center for the Arts to unveil a new public electric vehicle charging station.

“We are just always trying to be on the fore front of having resources out there that people are looking for and trying to be ahead of the curve again a resource that get people to our community and speaks to our sustainability and our livability,” Sara Sturgis, coordinator for The Chatfield Alliance, said.

It takes one hour for the charger to add nearly 60 miles of range to a car’s battery. The city is hoping the charger will bring more people into town to discover all Chatfield has to offer.

“We know that rural communities have a great opportunity for EV’s because of the low mileage cost how much we drive around these parts and so that’s big part we want to be out on the lead and making sure people know its an opportunity,” Maty Walsh, economic development manager at People’s Energy Cooperative, said.

Two cars can charge at once. People’s Energy Co-op says more EV chargers are planned to be added to surrounding areas in the near future.