Sandy Springs Councilman Tibby DeJulio cuts the ribbon for the car charging stations as resident Dan Ellithorp (left), Councilman Gabriel Sterling, Parks and Recreation Director Ronnie Young and Douglas Serillo of Charge Point, which installed the stations, look on.

Sandy Springs motorists using electric cars now may charge up at Hammond Park. City officials say two charging stations installed in the park now are operating.

“The city is committed to protecting its natural resources, and providing the resources that enable a convenient location for ‘filling up’ an electric vehicle helps encourage conservation,” Mayor Rusty Paul said in a press release.

In November, City Council accepted a grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to install the charging stations, The charging stations will operate five days a week, 12 hours per day, with no charge for the charge, the city statement says.