Edwardsville City Hall has electric-vehicle charging station

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — There’s an electric vehicle charging station now available behind Edwardsville City Hall. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the station recently went online as part of a network of electric vehicle charging stations between St. Louis and Chicago. It’s the second station in Edwardsville. The city installed one in 2013 at the library. The Edwardsville City Hall station is one of several stations along historic Route 66. Others are planned in Carlinville, Dwight, Lincoln, Normal, Plainfield, Pontiac and Springfield. The station costs $1 per hour to use. It can charge a vehicle with a dead battery in about an hour. The station can charge one car at a time. Mayor Hal Patton says Edwardsville hopes to have as many charging stations as possible.