RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Drivers of electric cars such as the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf can now access12 electric car charging stations in Orange County. Charging is free of charge to the user, according to the county, but users will be asked to limit time to a maximum of four hours a day.
The stations were paid for with funds from the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative led by the Triangle J Council of Governments.
All stations are considered “Level 2," meaning they are capable of fully energizing an electric car in three to six hours, depending on the vehicle's requirements.
“Orange County is pleased to offer these facilities in support of the growing number of electric vehicles being used for transportation”, says Frank Clifton, Orange County Manager in a news release. “The County hopes to accommodate more in the future as the need continues to develop."
Six charging stations are located in Chapel Hill and six are located in Hillsborough.
Four are located at the Orange County Skills Development Center in Chapel Hill, while two are available at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Senior Center.
Six are located at the Park & Ride facility next to Durham Te