Pelham’s first public electric-vehicle charging station installed in parking lot 7

The new public electric-vehicle charging station in the Village of Pelham’s lot 7.

The town’s first public electric-vehicle charging station has been installed in parking lot 7 behind Rockwells in the Village of Pelham.

“Over the coming months, we’ll be installing four additional EV charging stations throughout our downtown,” said Village of Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen in a press release Tuesday. “If you’d like to use one, you’ll need to create a ChargePoint account, but we’re temporarily offering this service at no cost.”

The stations were funded through a $212,605 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Con Edison Power Ready Program, the release said. Ron Kamen from EarthKind Energy Consulting assisted.

“I am incredibly proud that our village is taking this important step toward a cleaner, more renewable future,” said Mullen. “The effects of climate change will only get worse over time, and if we want to protect the planet our children will inherit, we must invest in the infrastructure needed to transition our society to cleaner energy technology. New York State is aiming to build capacity for 1 million plug-in electric vehicles by 2025. The Village of Pelham will be a partner in that effort.”