Business First – October 15, 2015

Press

This weekend, Louisville’s electric vehicle enthusiast group will hold a ribbon-cutting for its first public charger in the city, and the group is working to make sure it won’t be its last.

The charger at the Green Building on East Market Street is an effort of EVolve KY, an electric vehicle (“EV”) owner’s group, WFPL-FM reports.

In a program called “Adopt-a-Charger,” EVolve KY finds businesses that are willing to pay for the costs of installing a charging station as well as others that are interested in hosting the charger and paying for its electricity. The group’s president, Stuart Ungar, says all of the costs are nominal.

Ungar added that his Nissan Leaf gets about 85 miles on a full charge, the story said.

Right now, there are nine public charging stations in Louisville, and all but three of them are at car dealerships. EVolve KY is working on several other “Adopt-a-Charger” spots, and the ribbon-cutting for its first is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the story said.

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