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City of Norway gets fastest electric vehicle charge in Upper Michigan

The charger is located on main street, by Peterson Electric in downtown Norway.
The new electric car charger on Main Street, in Norway.
The new electric car charger on Main Street, in Norway.(WLUC)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 11:16 AM EST
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NORWAY, Mich. (WLUC) -The City of Norway is going greener with the its new electric vehicle charger – the fastest in Upper Michigan. The charger is located on main street, by Peterson Electric, in downtown Norway.

Based on DC fast-changing technology, the ChargePoint Express 250 has an average charge time of 23 minutes. Users will pay $0.3149/kWh during on peak hours and $0.2456/kWh when off peak, with a connection fee of $2.20 per visit.

The project was funded by the city’s Downtown Development Authority, and The City of Norway’s Electric Utility. The utility’s not-for-profit power supplier, WPPI Energy, provided a $5,000 grant as part of their EV Technology Initiative. In addition, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy also provided 33% of the funding.

“It started a year ago at least. The state of Michigan was going through the study of where the locations should be, we wanted to be on the front end of that, especially green energy, looking for renewable energy. We have our electric hydro to try and be a leader in those areas,” explained Ray Anderson the city manager.

With a total cost of $77,300, the charger is available to the public beginning January 4, 2020.

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