During an Earth Day event Tuesday, publicly available electric vehicle charging stations were touted by state officials. To get people to buy environmentally friendly cars, dealers say so-called range anxiety must be eliminated. Environmental Commissioner Rob Klee says that's the motorists' fear they won't be able to find a charging station when they need one.
There are 187 charging stations in the state, within 20 miles of 90-percent of all state residents. Klee says getting more electric cars on the road is vital in the effort to curb pollution.
In addition to the electric vehicle charging stations coming to both of the Western Connecticut State University campuses and in Bethel, there are charging stations at the Ridgefield Playhouse and one at the Patriot Garage in Danbury. The Danbury Parking Authority received a donation from Bruce Bennett Nissan in Wilton for the 2-vehicle charging station.