Charge Your Electric Car

An electric-vehicle charging station has been installed at East Hampton Town Hall. David E. Rattray

An electric-vehicle charging station, newly installed at East Hampton Town Hall, will be unveiled at 9 a.m. Friday at an event sponsored by the town board and the Natural Resources Department. The public has been invited.

The station is in front of the police annex at the town hall campus on Pantigo Road. It use will be demonstrated, using electric vehicles provided by Buzz Chew Chevrolet and Tesla Motors, whose representatives will be on hand to answer technical questions.

The town received a $10,500 grant from the New York State Energy Research Development Authority and a $2,000 grant from the New York Power Authority, covering the full cost of installation, in order to encourage the public and members of the town workforce to embrace electric vehicles. Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, the town board's liaison to its energy sustainability committee, said the new charging station was part of an overall commitment to environmental sustainability.