Oak Ridge has started installing 10 electric vehicle charging stations at five places in the city, and they should be ready to use by November, a press release said.
Two of the chargers, called Level II Blink chargers, will be installed at each of these five locations: the Oak Ridge Civic Center, Haw Ridge Park, Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, and Oak Ridge Fire Station No. 1 and Fire Station No. 2.
“The sites were selected on the basis of proximity to a frequently visited destination, or heavily traveled corridor,” the press release said.
The Level II chargers are able to fully charge a vehicle in four to six hours, and they will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The city is not required to pay an installation fee but will cover the minimal cost associated with electric consumption, the release said.