Beacon Adds Charging Stations for Electric Cars

One of first three spots in Dutchess County

Dutchess authorities have installed three electric car-charging stations in the county, including one at the Beacon Government Center at 223 Main St. The others are at the Dutchess County Office Building in Poughkeepsie and in Tivoli. A fourth is planned for Pawling.

The new electric car-charging station on Main Street in Beacon (Photo by Brian PJ Cronin)

The cost is $1.25 per charging hour, of which Dutchess County receives 80 percent. The stations were purchased last year with four Nissan Leaf electric vehicles using a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. About 25 percent of the county’s fleet are green or sustainable vehicles.

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