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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Electric car enthusiasts joined community leaders to unveil a new charging station that not only cuts down on time, but will get motorists back on the road at no charge at all.

The DC Quick Charge station now sits along side another two chargers at the South Portland Community Center, and as of today, is open and free to the public to pull up and plug-in. The quick charger takes about half an hour to fully charge a car instead of about four hours in a home or at a business.

Barry Woods director of the Maine Electric Vehicle Alliance says while the majority of charging happens in the home public charging stations provide piece of mind.

"Just knowing that it is there, I think, offers some help in terms of alleviating concern about the usability of the car," stated Woods. "And it broadcasts the message publicly, in a very public space, that this is a real technology that is useful today."

In addition to the new charging station at the South Portland Community Center, another similar charging station in the Fore Street Garage in Portland also officially opened to the public today.


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