Greenfield-based NineStar Connect has opened two electric vehicle charging stations in Hancock County, doubling the current amount already in place, as it continues to build EV infrastructure.
The utility company placed one in Greenfield and another in McCordsville.
NineStar Connect says it decided to open the Level 2 charging stations following the release of the Urban Land Institute Study on the Mount Comfort Corridor.
“The ULI study made it clear that the time to begin building EV infrastructure in Hancock County is now,” said Michael Burrow, president and chief executive officer of NineStar Connect. “The need for these stations will only increase as EV ownership grows.”
The ULI study indicates economic development in the Mount Comfort Corridor will hinge on EV infrastructure, as a growing number of automakers invest in electric vehicle technology.
Burrow says there are 163 EV charging stations in the entire state of Indiana, and there were just two in the east Indianapolis region before NineStar invested in two more. The city of Greenfield has already installed two EV charging stations, including the latest unit in December.