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5/26/2015 - Mayor Finch Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Bridgeport, Conn.

“Bridgeport is a national leader in green energy and getting greener every day. This investment is an important part of growing our green economy and creating green jobs. At the same time we are giving our families a clean, safe place to live for generations to come.” –Mayor Bill Finch

Bridgeport, Connecticut (May 26, 2015) – Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced that the state’s largest city has opened another electric vehicle charging station at the intersection of State Street and John Street. This is part of his ongoing effort to beat back carbon emissions in the state’s largest city in order to help ensure our kids and grandkids breathe cleaner air.

“Bridgeport is a national leader in green energy and getting greener every day,” said Mayor Bill Finch.  “This investment is an important part of growing our green economy and creating green jobs. At the same time we are giving our families a clean, safe place to live for generations to come.”

This is Bridgeport’s second electric vehicle charging station with the other located at City Hall on Golden Hill Street. The station is marked with an “EV Connecticut” sign and has the ability to charge two cars at once. Mayor Finch’s administration has focused on transportation options that reduce our reliance on modes of transit that produce high carbon emissions.

Mayor Finch’s announcement comes on the heels of a new state program that was launched to support electric vehicles.

“I applaud the work of Governor Malloy to complement the initiatives here in Bridgeport,” said Mayor Bill Finch.

Governor Malloy recently announced that $1 million will be put into an electric vehicle incentive program. Consumers will be able to claim rebates on purchases and leases for electric vehicles. This program will increase the number of electric vehicles and the demand for charging stations.