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Finding electric car chargers in Boston just got easier

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 14:06

Dinosaur Lot

A 12 station electric car charging lot at the corner or Merrimac and Market Streets in Boston.

City Hall Electric Car

A city owned electric car charging at one of three City Hall charging stations.

Bowles, managing director at WindSail Capital Group, said it takes about four hours to fully charge his depleted Volt battery at a total cost of approximately $1.50. He says that $1.50 worth of electric charge can drive his car about 40 to 45 miles at about a third the cost of gasoline.

EV owners are often well aware of the difference in fuel prices, but raising awareness of charging stations is what helped put the Dinosaur Capital lot on the map.

“It's something of a billboard. The thought was, even though there are not that many electric vehicles yet, if you build it they will come,” Oran said.

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