Honesdale Goes Electric


(WBRE/WYOU-TV)  In a world where clean energy is being used and produced — Honesdale is now tapping into the grid.

     The community unveiling its first charging station.

     Eyewitness News Reporter Cody Butler shows us how you can plug into this new technology.

Whether you drive a hybrid car or an electric one — you can now charge it in Honesdale.

  “It’s a great addition. It puts us on the map. Literally, because we have maps of applications that show where EV chargers are located,” Said Jack Barnett/Electric Car Owner

Barnett and another electric car owner helped the borough get a charging station two weeks ago.

 The city council applied for the “Driving PA forward level two EV Charging Rebate Program” back in December and was approved a few months later.

  “Well, we wanted to get Honesdale in the model of being progressive around cleaner, renewable energy,” Said Jack Barnett/Electric Car Owner

 The station cost more than $13,000. The borough received a $10,000 check from the State Department of Environmental Protection — one of the first recipient of the program.

  “Now you can charge your car, you can leave it here for however long you like really.. As long as it’s plugged in and you can go and experience the town and all that we have to offer” Said Jim Jennings/Borough Councilman

 Since this station was installed the borough and its users have saved 53 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s equivalent to planting one tree and letting it grow for ten years.

 “I am very proud. Proud of Honesdale and Seeds” Said James Sanders. He brought his Tesla down to the unveiling of the new charging unit”.

 He says it’s nice to see an alternative station other than gas.   “Now people from, who drive electric cars to our community can charge here, they can walk across the street and have dinner or do their business here. Honesdale is powering their economy one car at a time”.

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