The City of Bath has installed an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Bath Regional Information Center (located at 15 Commercial Street) off Route 1. Charging at the station is cost free.
“We see a lot of traffic pass through Bath on the Route 1 corridor,” said Assistant City Manager Marc Meyers. “Offering EV charging stations at our visitor center makes sense. We’re hopeful that the stations will entice more people to explore downtown Bath as they wait for their car to charge.”
ReVision Energy installed the dual pedestal-mounted Clipper Creek stations which provide a 32-amp, level II charge rate for up to two vehicles at a time. Funding for the project as supported by a $10,000 grant from Efficiency Maine through their EV Charging Initiative. Bath was one of seventeen entities to receive funding in round one of the initiative’s second phase: “Improving local access and destination charging with publicly available level 2 chargers.”
“We will look to take advantage of similar grants for additional stations in the future. Electric vehicles are increasingly popular, and Bath needs to plan for infrastructure to support them,” said Meyers.