Westport opens electric car charging station

Community leaders in Westport threw the switch this morning to power up the town's first two solar powered vehicle charging stations.

Both stations are at the office building at 495 Post Road East.

A solar array on the roof of the building is used to power the charging station, completely eliminating the need for coal or natural gas power.

A Chevy Volt electric car was also brought to the opening to be the first vehicle to receive a completely green charge.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."