Chelmsford's two electronic car charging stations were installed yesterday after the town was one of 25 in the state to receive a grant from the Department of Energy Resources for the chargers.
The ChargePoint chargers are located at the Chelmsford Public Library's main branch and at Vinal Square in North Chelmsford. Many of those with an electric car already have ChargePoint cards, which are tapped against the charger to initiate service. There is also a help number on the charger if anyone has questions or needs help using the charger.
Voltrek, a company based in Andover, installed the chargers.
Right now the chargers are free to use for anyone with an electric vehicle, and will be for the next two years, for the length of the grant. After that users will have to pay to charge their vehicles.