VERONA, NJ - In its efforts to be a more sustainable community, help reduce emissions from gas powered vehicles, and help in the fight against climate change, the Township of Verona is installing its first Electric Vehicle Charging Station in the Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave.

This is the first station for the Township although Essex County installed one behind the Senior Services Building in Verona a couple years ago. The ChargePoint station will be an open public charging station with the first two hours of charging offered for free.  Available throughout the state, the station will tie into ChargePoint's cloud-based network, which allows users to look up available charging stations throughout the area using an app. It's a dual port level 2 charging station, meaning it will allow for two cars to charge at once. One spot will be reserved for EV parking only and the second spot will have the option, but also still be available for anyone to park. 

This project was funded by a grant through the Investors Bank Foundation.

"We are very thankful for their help in making this project happen," said Steve Neale, Chair of Sustainable Verona.  "More stations are planned at other municipal locations in the next couple years, and we are excited to see how the EV market grows."