“Believing in climate change is not a precondition for saving money and breathing cleaner air, especially when it is so convenient and easy to do!”
Although nearly 100 public charging stations are currently installed within 15 kilometers (9 miles) of Asheville, many more are on the way. Governments, businesses and private individuals are all stepping up their efforts to electrify the way WNC gets around, with major pushes including Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 80 and Duke Energy’s ET Pilot.
“The future of transportation is being driven by a silent group of electric-car enthusiasts who will be displaying the latest and greatest in electric vehicles on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Asheville Outlets.”
When Boone Guyton and Claudia Cady take to the road, they are driving on energy gathered from the sun by their home solar panel system. The couple made the switch to an electric vehicle as a personal step to fight climate change.
“Would you like to stop sending our patriotic sons and daughters to the Middle East? To drive on free ‘fuel’ provided by area businesses? To breathe cleaner air? Two opportunities to learn how are coming up.”
“EVs use so little energy that even profit-driven businesses like Ingles, Earth Fare and Whole Foods can give the juice away for free, just to attract customers into their stores.”
“If you would like to test ride and ask more questions about electric cars or learn about clean energy in the Southeast, join us at Asheville’s third annual Drive Electric Show on Sept. 11 from noon to 4 p.m. “
Brevard College has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide the Brevard community with a Tesla Destination Charging facility. One of the facility’s two charging stations will be officially unveiled Monday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m. Brevard College is the first college or university in the country with a facility offering free public-access to both […]
A proposal to establish Transylvania County’s first public charging station could expand options for electric vehicle owners across Western North Carolina.
Today, Dec. 12, federal, state, corporate and local officials dedicated the first of three Asheville solar electric vehicle charging stations.
Leaders from Asheville and Buncombe County governments and a host of nonprofit organizations gathered at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning, July 28, for the Land-Of-Sky Regional Council’s unveiling of the 2011 Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, which General Motors boasts has lower emissions and is less expensive to operate than a regular hybrid vehicle, such as the Toyota Prius. Xpress’ environmental reporter Susan Andrew was invited to take the Volt for a spin.