Aurora electric vehicle chargers are ready to use at the library

Photo by Wes Hicks

Four level 2 electric vehicle charging stations are now ready for public use at the north end of the Aurora Memorial Library parking lot.

Users must download a ChargePoint app and create an account to connect to a charger. The fee is 20-cents per kilowatt hour, which is in line with industry standards and covers the city’s costs, Aurora Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin said.

Emery Electric installed the chargers in the fall of 2022, and First Energy connected a new service line last month.

Total project cost was $68,538, part of which was covered by a $30,000 grant from the Ohio EPA Volkswagon Clean Air Act settlement. Energy harbor, Aurora’s electric supplier for the city’s aggregation program, kicked in the remaining $38,538, so no taxpayer dollars were involved, she said.

“By awarding this grant, Ohio EPA is helping to make it easier for Ohioans to have public access to electric vehicle chargers and thereby helping to take the adoption of electric vehicles mainstream. We are thrilled to see these new Level 2 charging stations safely installed in Aurora,” Alauddin Alauddin, assistant chief of the Ohio EPA Office of Environmental Education, said in a statement.

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