By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK – Four level 2 electronic vehicle charging stations have been proposed for the Southfield Road center median parking lot east of I-75 and west of Fort Street, with more possible.
Carl Malysz, director of the Lincoln Park Downtown Development Authority and the Economic Development Corporation, made the announcement at the July 18 City Council meeting.
He said they submitted a map to DTE, showing where they would like to eventually have a dozen EV charging stations.
“The state of Michigan and DTE are trying to get these charging stations in close proximity to interstate highways and other major state routes,” Malysz said. “The research that one member of our EDC did noted that there really were no charging stations within any close proximity to Lincoln Park and that I-75 corridor.”
He said this will allow the city to get its foot in the door.
The initial four charging stations shown on the diagram are level 2 stations, which charge vehicles faster than a normal outlet.
The initial proposal shows two charging stations north of the A&W, and two north of the library.