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EV Charger inauguration May 25, 2017
by residents and visitors. The EV charger installation was celebrated May 25 and Mayor Kozak said “Installing EV charging stations like this are in keeping with Nelson’s Path to 2040 Environmental Strategy and will benefit both residents and visitors”.
The station can charge two cars at a time. Eventually there will be a cost for charging energy; however as part of encouraging EV usage it will initially be zero cost use. Part of the choice of location was to ensure visitors who are charging their vehicles would be within walking distance of the downtown core.
Nelson Hydro funded and installed this charger which is expected to be the first of many. The cost for purchase and installation was $36,000 which included provisions for special event power at the foot of Baker Street. “As the demand for electric vehicle charging increases more chargers will be installed and we hope that in the future a good part of our business will be selling energy for vehicle use” said Alex Love, general manager of Nelson Hydro.