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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.

In 2023, CEBE received grant funding from Efficiency Maine to add or upgrade charging at eight sites in Oxford County. This funding will support upgrades to two of our existing charging stations and adding six new locations. Networked charging is the next step in sustainable charging infrastructure for our community. Now that the number of EVs locally and visiting our region has increased, networked chargers will allow us to generate a small amount of income to cover maintenance and future expansion. More sites and details to come!

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.

Your contribution helps maintain this charger, which costs up to $3.00 per hour to operate. Larger donations cover maintenance and EV charger network expansion.


Thank you for helping to keep public chargers available!



"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

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