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Grants allow for more electric car charging stations in Edmond

Thanks to grants totaling more than $50,000, the city of Edmond will install 10 public and workplace charging stations for electric vehicles.

The $50,550 in grants were awarded by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to the City of Edmond and the University of Central Oklahoma.

Two of the charging stations will be located at the Nigh University Center visitor parking lot. Other stations will be installed at the senior center, trails at Mitch Park, the Service Soccer Complex and the City First Administration building.

“UCO has long been committed to infrastructure upgrades that encourage sustainability. We’re happy to partner with the city to implement EV infrastructure for students, faculty, staff and visitors who drive electric and continue our tradition of promoting sustainable initiatives on campus and in our students’ lives,” said Eric Hemphill, manager of sustainability and alternative transportation at UCO.

The stations are expected to be operational by October.

For more information about the locations in Edmond, visit the Alternative Fuel Data Center station locator tool at www.afdc.energy.gov.

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