Environment
8:20 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Charging Stations Open at Rest Stops

Drivers of electric vehicles in the Triangle and Triad will be able to take advantage of new charging stations in Alamance County. There are two on either side of I-40-I-85, at a rest area near Burlington. Julia Casadonte is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.

Julia Casadonte: Part of the idea of establishing this infrastructure is to make people more comfortable driving electric vehicles cuz people have to be confident they can be charged and remain charged and make sure they're not stranded anywhere.

Casadonte says there's another rest area charging station in Johnston County at the I-90-I-40 junction near Benson. The stations were provided by the Raleigh-based company Praxis Technologies, through a grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce Green Business Fund Program.