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EV charging station enters discussion in Goodhue County

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, Goodhue County commissioners were receptive to a suggestion from Commissioner Paul Drotos to install a quick-charge EV station in the new Health and Human Services Parking Lot located at 406 West Ave.

The parking lot is currently mid-construction and does not include an electrical line that would accommodate a charging station. However, with a 2018 estimated completion date for the lot, county commissioners seemed to believe there would still be time to make a change to the plans to include a charging station.

This suggestion aims to address a perceived uptick in electric vehicle use in the future, and it was inspired by Red Wing City Council and Red Wing Sustainability Commission's ongoing discussion to install an EV station (cost: $10,000) in the La Grange parking lot.

The conversation about the Goodhue County parking lot's proposed EV charging station will be ongoing.