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Glen Carbon gets environmental grant for charging station

A charging station will be installed at Schon Park as a result of a Madison County Sustainability Grant awarded to Village of Glen Carbon.

The grant for $15,000 will provide the village with its first dual-port electric charging station.

Once installed, the village will continue to monitor its use and determine any additional needs moving forward based on appropriate quantitative data. It’s conceived that usage of the charging station could reduce up to 100 pounds of CO2 emissions per hour per use. The new station will occupy two spaces at the south end of Schon Park parking lot.

“We are very excited to be awarded this environmental grant and feel that this is a wonderful asset for our village and its residents,” said Bob Marcus, mayor of Glen Carbon (shown). “Today, manufacturers are building more hybrid and electric cars than ever before and this allows our village to keep up with the present time while also giving consideration to environmental concerns for future generations.”

The charging station, with a dual-port feature, offers a premium EV charging experience. Advanced energy management tools and stringent requirement are being met to ensure safe and reliable stations that offer top charging speed. There is a “Waitlist” app that drivers can use on their mobile device so they can get in line if stations are full.

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