Asheville, NC – In a collaborative effort between Buncombe County and the North Carolina State government, a set of new electric vehicle chargers has been unveiled for public use. These three chargers, funded through an allocation of the VW settlement to the Public Access Program Level II program, were designated to enhance accessibility and convenience for electric vehicle owners and fleet vehicles in the region. Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition provided invaluable assistance, advocation and logistics with the project.
Situated off New Leicester Highway, the location of these chargers strategically facilitates travel for electric vehicles throughout Western North Carolina. By placing the chargers along a major thoroughfare, the initiative aims to promote electric vehicle usage and reduce carbon emissions in the region.
Operated by Charge Up, a leading charging infrastructure provider, these popular level 2 fast chargers offer a power output of 7 kilowatts. One of the most appealing aspects for electric vehicle owners is that charging services are free, ensuring greater accessibility and affordability. The chargers are used by Buncombe County employees and the public alike. These public chargers are open 24 hours a day and are equipped with ample lighting, making them easily accessible to all.
Created through the publicly accessible program of the VW settlement, this development serves as a significant milestone in the ongoing effort to electrify Western North Carolina, promoting the adoption of efficient green energy alternatives and contributing to the preservation of the region’s natural beauty. With the introduction of these chargers, Buncombe County takes a step closer towards a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.
The public can now take advantage of these newly unveiled chargers, making electric vehicle travel more feasible and convenient than ever before. As the demand for electric vehicles continues to grow, initiatives like this contribute to the overall vision of a cleaner, greener tomorrow.