The City of San Luis Obispo has installed electric vehicle charging stations at one of its downtown parking lots.
Nineteen charging stations are now available in the post office parking lot beneath the Marsh Street parking structure.
They can be used by electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids for $1.50 per hour for the first four hours and $4 per hour thereafter.
Users must be members of the ChargePoint network to use the charging stations.
These new charging stations were funded through a grant from PG&E’s EV Charge Network Program and the city’s parking fund.
The city is looking at installing more electric vehicle charging stations downtown and at the new park-and-ride lot at Calle Joaquin and Los Osos Valley Rd., as well.
Downtown visitors may also notice some new parking meters next to Mission Plaza.
The 26 new meters accept credit cards. They are located in the 900 block of Broad St. and 700 block of Monterey St.
The meters are undergoing a trial period. After 60 days, the city will decide whether to purchase them and replace other parking meters downtown.