Gardiner's electric charging stations was installed through a grant from the DEC submitted by the Climate Smart Gardiner Task Force. After being approached by Climate Smart Gardiner, the Gardiner Library agreed to donate the parking spaces (for the charding stations) since they are on library property. During the grant period (first two years following installation), charging was free for the first two hours of charging. The town maintains the station, but the fees are set so that the town does not incur any additional cost for offering the opportunity.