MARTINEZ (KCBS) — Electric-car drivers have been charging their cars for free in downtown Martinez, but the free ride is coming to an end. Drivers will have to pay starting Wednesday.
The charging station sits right across the street from the old County Courthouse. Martinez city councilman Mark Ross said the city will soon have four charging stations.
“We got them initially through grants from the air district and other sources. Now those grant monies have run out. It’s time to start planning for the future and collecting funds to maintain and replace and pay for the electricity,” Ross said.