The  newly-installed public electric vehicle (EV) charging station located at the Peacham Library is ready to charge

PEACHAM — The  newly-installed public electric vehicle (EV) charging station located at the Peacham Library is ready to charge. This Level 2 EV charger offers two charging ports and is available to everyone, for a suggested donation. Total project cost (including equipment, installation, and signage) came in under $1,000 – after the electric utility’s $750 incentive per port, said project manager Lorna Higgs. The project was made possible by the Peacham Library Board of Trustees and financial support from local organizations. Peacham Library was a natural fit for the town’s first public EV charger. The EV charging station helps advance the library’s mission to support and enrich the Peacham community. Situated in the heart of the village, the new EV charger also aligns with Peacham’s Town Plan, which states, “The Town should embrace the future by encouraging public charging infrastructure in places visitors and residents are likely to stop and congregate.” Library officials said,the charging station will allow drivers to add about 25 miles of range per hour. “We hope this first charger at the library will serve as a model for future charging stations in Peacham, as well as inspiration for more towns in the NEK,” says Allie Webster of Northeastern Vermont Development Association.