Construction started this week on dozens of new electric car charging stations around the city of Rochester.
Twenty-four charging ports in all will go up at places like the Public Market, the Port of Rochester and four downtown garages.
Work started Monday at the first location, City Hall, with crews laying in underground electrical conduits.
The stations are expected to be finished by April of next year. Electric car drivers will be able to plug in free of charge for the first year. After that, drivers can use their smartphone or the web to pay for service.