Lake Monroe Village Resort offers power for electric vehicles
Aug 10, 2012 (Menafn - Herald-Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Campers and travelers on the west side of Lake Monroe now have a place to pull off and plug in their all-electric or hybrid-electric vehicles.
Duke Energy, in partnership with the Lake Monroe Village Resort, has installed an electric vehicle charging station at the recreational vehicle campground, at 8107 S. Fairfax Road, about five miles south of Bloomington.
Duke is a conducting a two-year pilot program to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout its Indiana service territory, which is designed to develop, deploy, demonstrate, market and evaluate a range of plug-in electric vehicles. Duke also has installed charging stations at College Mall in Bloomington.
After two years, the utility company will transfer ownership of the charging station to the resort. The 240-volt, Level 2 charging station can fully charge an electric vehicle in four to six hours.
There will be no charge to use the station during the pilot program. It is located outside the main gate at the RV resort, and users do not have to be guests at the campground in order to plug in.
"We're excited to be one of the first recreational camping parks in Indiana to offer this service to our campers," Sandy Cicchitto, president of Lake Monroe Village Resort, said in a news release announcing the station's installation. "In addition, members of the traveling public who drive all-electric or hybrid-electric cars can take advantage of this opportunity to recharge their vehicles."
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