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Huntington to unveil charging station for electric cars

The BMW i3 plug-in hybrid and i8 all-electric

The BMW i3 plug-in hybrid and i8 all-electric concept cars make their North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Nov. 17, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)

The Town of Huntington on Monday will unveil a five-vehicle charging station for electric cars. The station is located at the South Parking Garage at the Huntington Long Island Rail Road station.

Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and the Town Board will attend the unveiling.

The station was funded by the town’s Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant, federal stimulus funds and a grant through the state Energy Research and Development Authority, according to a news release.

Solar panels also were installed to lessen electric consumption by the charging station.

The station is free of charge to residents with a hybrid or fuel-alternative vehicle.
Residents can register and obtain a permit for their hybrid vehicle at the town clerk’s office.

The permit allows residents to park for free in the town's commuter parking lots and garages, metered parking spots and beach parking lots.

EmPower officials will demonstrate the charging station and discuss how residents can use it. The unveiling will take place at noon on the third level of the garage.

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