A cool crisp day was the perfect backdrop for last week’s ribbon cutting at EVolve KY’s first Adopt-a-Charger location.
Electric cars silently drove in to The Green Building parking lot. A wide green ribbon was stretched in front of the brand new charger spanning two parking spaces while folks gathered and talked.
Jon Tyson started things off with a greeting and some history of the group. Then I continued and thanked those who made it all possible.
There were about three dozen people in the crowd gathered around the charger as my daughter Eden passed the big scissors to Will Johnson from Graybar and Rob Yates from Henderson Services to make the cut.
The meeting inside got started and we were fortunate to have state Sen. Reginald Thomas from Lexington speak for a few minutes. He praised the work we were doing and suggested our group start looking for like-minded groups with which to partner. He also suggested the group visit the Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing R&D Center at the Spindletop Research Campus in Lexington.
We then went around the room and had members introduce themselves. We continue to have many new members at our meetings. Some announcements were made, including an update on two new Adopt-a-Charger sites in the works.
Overall, it was a fun, upbeat afternoon and a great way to usher in an important addition to Louisville’s EV landscape.