NC’s first solar vehicle charging station dedicated

On Asheville-owned property just down the hill from City Hall and the Buncombe County Courthouse sits what could be the first gas station of the future — a solar-powered charging station for electric cars. In a partnership with federal, North Carolina, Asheville City and a slew of businesses, Biowheels Responsible Transportation dedicated its first such facility.

For more information about Biowheels and the project, click here. (photos by Bill Rhodes)

U.S. Congressman Heath Shuler speaks at the dedication.

Electric vehicles charge up at the station

Some of the Green Opportunity workers who were involved in the construction admire the electric vehicles on display.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.