|All-Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Montpelier, VT|
Yesterday while downtown in Montpelier, I walked behind City Hall and literally ran into something I've never seen before and which given April 22nd and Earth Day is just around the corner it's definitely worth sharing. It's also just another reason why I think Montpelier is the best place to live in Vermont. We do stuff. Seriously good stuff.
In February, the City and Green Mountain Power teamed up to install a free solar powered electric vehicle charging station behind city hall. It's the third one for GMP so far, with one installed in South Burlington and Colchester. Last week I pumped over $4.00/ gallon gas into my cars for the second time in my life, the last being in 2008. I read yesterday how hybrids and all electric vehicles had there best month ever in the Burlington Free Press and here as described in the March 2012 Hybrid Dashboard. I believe it. While the current percentage of the total vehicle sales pie is small at 3.5% or so it's a rapidly growing segment of the market fed by high prices at the gas pumps.