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MiSci adds car charging station

MiSci adds car charging station

The Museum of Innovation and Science now has a charging station at the parking lot entrance to its s

Electric car drivers now have one more spot to charge their cars in the area.

The Museum of Innovation and Science now has a charging station at the parking lot entrance to its science center on Nott Terrace Heights. National Grid donated the station, which is part of the ChargePoint network. Charging is free and can be activated with a ChargePoint card or mobile app.

Several electric cars have already used the station, including the plug-in Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt and Smart ED.

“MiSci is grateful to National Grid for providing the new electric car-charging station for the increasing number of visitors and employees who drive electric or hybrid cars,” said miSci Executive Director Mac Sudduth in a news release. “In addition to providing a benefit for our visitors, the charging station is also an extension of the science and technology on exhibit in the region’s science center.”

MiSci is currently running an alternative energy exhibit, Fueling the Future, that features the 1978 GE-100 electric car, a 1971 Electrak electric tractor and a charging station that dates back to 1910, when there were nearly as many electric cars as gas cars on the road.

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