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Stillwater to receive electric vehicle charging stations

Released:Sep 23, 2019

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Sept. 23, 2019) – The City of Stillwater approved a parking space lease agreement with a company that brings electric car charging stations to town. The stations will be installed at Strickland Park, the Stillwater Public Library, the North Husband Parking lot at Boomer Lake and at the Boomer Lake Splash Pad.

“Electric vehicles are the wave of the future and infrastructure is being built across the state to support their needs,” Electric Utility Director Loren Smith said. “As a city, we are thankful to be selected for the construction of these stations, and we are excited to see the convenience they bring to Stillwater drivers.”

The stations will be open for public use and are strategically placed to encourage use of Stillwater’s amenities.

“Electric vehicle drivers can park their car for a charge and go enjoy Stillwater’s parks, shopping and more.” Smith said.

Future charging sites could include locations at the Stillwater Community Center and Block 34.

The installation, operation and maintenance of the charging stations are fully funded by a private company through an agreement approved by City Council in June 2019.

For read the agreement, go to www.stillwater.org/files/agenda/city-council/2019/060319/CC-19-73-Electric-Vehicle-Space-Agreement.pdf

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