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Electric Car Charging Stations Installed In Boston

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston is becoming a friendlier city for drivers of electric cars.

The city on Monday is scheduled to unveil three electric car charging stations near City Hall Plaza.

For the regular $1.25-an-hour price of feeding the parking meter at three designated spots on Cambridge Street, drivers will be able to power up the gas-free vehicles for no additional cost.

The goal is two-fold -- to make the city a better place for people who drive the environmentally friendly vehicles and to get a sense of how the charging stations are used.

Veneet Gupta, the director of policy and planning for the Boston Transportation Department, tells The Boston Globe the goal is to make the program citywide.

The charging stations look a bit like parking meters, with 11-foot power cords attached.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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