NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) The city of Newport wants to welcome drivers of electric vehicles with charging stations for them.
The Caledonian Record reports the Newport City Council voted this week to seek a state grant of less than $30,000 with a 10 percent city match to install a two-port EV charging station.
City officials hope the charging station will draw tourists, particularly those from Quebec where the vehicles are more popular.
Mayor Paul Monette says: "This is really more of a public relations to welcome people who have an EV car."
The Level 2 EV charging station would be included on state and other maps that show such stations.
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