MONTICELLO – The Town of Thompson will be the first municipality in Sullivan County to install an electric vehicle charging station under the county’s new electric vehicle infrastructure reimbursement program.
The device will be located at Thompson Town Hall off Route 42 thanks to a $5,000 grant from the county to build the station along with lighting and signage. The town hall is in a plaza that also include a Home Depot, Staples, ShopRite and some smaller stores.
The device that will charge up to two vehicles within two to four hours is expected to be operational this fall.
“The overall goal is to help facilitate the shift to clean vehicles locally and regionally in order to reduce the threat of climate change, as well as to boost tourism and attract more visitors to local businesses,” said Sullivan County Sustainability Coordinator Heather Brown. “We want to locate these stations in areas that are beneficial to our main streets, our downtowns and our businesses while also promoting clean technology that will help the county become a fully certified Climate Smart Community.