Electric cars owners now can get a charge out of MLT

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Congressman Rick Larson plugs in the first all-electric car (a Tesla roadster) at the grand opening of the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center charging station. MLT Mayor, Jerry Smith assists. Also present, Miss 40s Washington, Community Transit's Oxy Gene, Mayor Pro Tem Laura Sonmore, and Councilmembers Seaun Richards, Michelle Robles and Kyoko Wright. (Photos by Mark Hopkins Photography)
One of the 10 charging stations available for use.

The City of Mountlake Terrace and Community Transit hosted the grand opening of 10 new electric vehicle charging stations Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center. Several dignitaries were on hand to mark the occasion, including Congressman Rick Larsen, Mountlake

Oxy Gene from Community Transit was on hand for the ceremony.

Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith and Mayor Pro Tem Laura , Community Transit Board Member and Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Gossett and members of the Mountlake Terrace City Council.

This is the first large-scale installation of electric vehicle charging stations in the region outside of Seattle or Everett. The 10 electric vehicle charging stations can charge 20 vehicles and are a part of Coulomb Technologiesí ChargePoint Network, the largest network of independently-owned charging stations in the world.

The stations are available through a grant to Coulomb funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act under the Transportation Electrification Initiative, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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