US Senator Chuck Schumer has made a visit to Tompkins County to announce the county will receive $128,000 dollars to help establish a new solar-powered EV charging station for the county’s green fleet of vehicles.
The funding will go towards the installation of EV ARC stand alone solar-powered charging stations. The stand alone will fit in a standard parking space and will feature a solar array to charge directly from the sun. The stations can charge up to six vehicles at a time.
For the event of a power loss with the vehicles in the county fleet, the new stations will be able to still charge the vehicles. The project will also allow the county to purchase multiple vehicles and place them at the locations.