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Vermont Highlights More Electric Car Chargers

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Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermont is making strides on efforts to create an electric vehicle corridor between Boston and Montreal.

Top state officials and the head of the state's largest electric utility inaugurated a new vehicle charging station in Middlesex, on Interstate 89 about halfway between the Canadian border and New Hampshire.

One of two stations can almost fully charge a car in 45 minutes.

Governor Peter Shumlin says it's a big step toward the creation of an electric vehicle corridor between Montreal and Boston.

Officials say electric vehicles cost the equivalent of about a dollar a gallon to drive.

Access to a full network of charging stations is critical since many electric-only vehicles have a short range.

Currently there are 27 charging stations in Vermont with another 15 planned.

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