Western Michigan University has installed four public charging units for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles on its Kalamazoo campus.
The Kalamazoo Gazette reports following an announcement and ceremony at the school Monday that there is no cost for using the units to recharge vehicle batteries.
They units are part of a statewide network geared toward what is expected to be a growing number of electric vehicle owners.
School president John Dunn says there is a charging station in Grand Rapids and two in Holland, also in West Michigan.
Coulomb Technologies Inc. gave the stations to Western Michigan at no cost.
The California-based company received $15 million in federal stimulus funds. Western Michigan says the company is providing about 5,000 free, public and residential stations in nine regions across the country.