Electric vehicle charging stations added to downtown

The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities announced the addition of two electric vehicle charging stations in the downtown parking lots in the 400 Block of North Main Street in a press release Friday.

ROCHELLE – The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities announced the addition of two electric vehicle charging stations in the downtown parking lots in the 400 Block of North Main Street in a press release Friday.

“The new chargers are just another way RMU is embracing new technology and acting as a leader in the utility industry,” Blake Toliver, RMU superintendent of electric operations, said in the release.

The charging stations were installed at a cost of $20,000, funded by the electric department.  The charge to use the stations will range from $1-$5 per hour. The chargers are universal and will connect with any make of electric vehicle.

“Kudos to our electric department for having the foresight to plan for the charging stations while the lot was under construction,” Rochelle City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh said in the press release. “Visitors to our community have the perfect place to charge vehicles while they visit our downtown shops and restaurants.”

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