Electric Vehicle Charging
Bringing the rEVolution to Western Maine
Western Maine's Electric Vehicle Charging Network
Built by CEBE
CEBE installed over a dozen electric vehicle charging stations in Western Maine, from Fryeburg to Bethel to Buckfield and beyond. These free charging stations allow local early adopters of electric vehicles to feel confident knowing they can travel our region, while also drawing tourists to our area in their EVs.
One of our most visible chargers is the PV2EV dual-axis solar tracker powering three chargers at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris.
Check out the Western Maine Charging Network on PlugShare!
Some of these chargers are maintained by CEBE, and some are maintained by the businesses where they are located. CEBE accepts donations toward maintenance and/or expansion of the network.
"I just bought a Kia Niro EV earlier this year, because, among other things, you were able to set up solar powered EV charging station [where I work]." - A local EV driver
"I was looking into places our family could go for a few days to hike in hilly forests
during the fall. We have an EV and so part of the consideration is where there is either a level 3 charger or, if there is a level 2 charger, whether it is within walking distance of a place to sleep. [...] I looked at Bethel, Maine, [...] and I was surprised to see a cluster of chargers in a very small town, and all of them open for use. And to read further that your organization had sponsored them.
I can attest that having a charger available really does make a difference in whether a trip is feasible or not, especially in hilly terrain where high-speed roads aren't available."
- An out-of-state EV driver