An EVgo electric vehicle charging station. (Photo courtesy of EVgo)

Foster City leaders are heralding the arrival of four EVgo electric vehicle fast charging stations, which recently opened to the public and were officially dedicated this week.

The stations are in the shared parking lot of the library, police station and community center at 1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd.

Mayor Sam Hindi and other city officials were on hand at a ribbon-cutting for the chargers, which are owned and operated by EVgo, a company that runs a public fast-charging network for electric vehicles on a pay-as-you-go or monthly membership plan basis.

Hindi said in a statement that Foster City “will continue to look for other opportunities to build its electric vehicle infrastructure.”

The stations can charge vehicles in 20 minutes to an hour, depending on a vehicle’s battery size and charge rate. An adapter will be needed for Teslas to use the fast chargers.

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