New charging station now available for electic cars

All charged up

Wilton Second Selectman Hal Clark cuts the ribbon on the official opening of the electric vehicle charging station at Wilton Library on Sunday, Sept. 9. Looking on are library director Elaine Tai-Lauria, State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143), and Selectman Ted Hofstatter. (Ms. Lavielle and Mr. Hofstatter are running for state

representative in the 143rd District.)

Below, Todd and Britta DellaCamera, Wilton residents and frequent library visitors, plug in their Chevy Volt and become the first to officially use the charging station. The station was actually installed on July 25, and according to library records, it has been used 26 times by five motorists. The station is available during library hours, at which time people come into the library to get a code for the meter. Library staffers aren't sure how long the charger is used, but the assumption is most people 'top off' while running errands in town. A full charge takes four hours.