Putting a charge in parking garage

City of Dayton installs car charger in garage. (WDTN Photo)
City of Dayton installs car charger in garage. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – You pick it up like you would a normal gas pump, but that’s where the similarities end.

Dayton now has two electric vehicle charging stations in its parking garage.

They’re designed for people with electric cars who need a place to charge them.

Dayton installs car charger in garage. (WDTN Photo)
Dayton installs car charger in garage. (WDTN Photo)

“After years of austerity, it’s nice to do something that plans for the future and maybe assists in pushing that future a little bit,” says Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph.

Right now, the charging is free although you still have to pay a fee to park in the garage.

We’re told the price tag for the stations was just under $10,000. The money came from a pair of grants to be used for cleaner energy.

There are now 105 stations statewide.

Joseph feels they’re a worthwhile investment.

“It’s one of the many steps that has to happen down the road to reduce carbon,” Joseph says.

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