City Charges Ahead with Electric Vehicle Chargers

Sep 11, 2017

A West Virginia city has installed two new electric chargers to get increased spending from interstate travelers.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the city of South Charleston recently installed two Level 2 electric vehicle chargers, which are believed to be the first in the state to have been installed by a municipality. The stations are free of charge and opened to the public.

Mayor Frank Mullens says the chargers will make the city a destination point because the charging stations show up on electric car owners' apps. Within walking distance of the stations, there are several restaurants and other destinations.

Mullens says the city plans to install more chargers in partnership with Thomas Memorial Hospital and other businesses.