Memphis’ first solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles opened last week at Shelby Farms. "During the formal opening of the solar-powered charging station at Shelby Farms Park on Wednesday, a half-dozen shiny new electric vehicles – most with the sales pitch “98 mpg” painted on their windshields – filled the stalls of the facility.
But even the most optimistic backers of electric cars acknowledged it probably will be a while before the charging station attracts that many vehicles at one time again." (Read more here.)
Downtown has also installed twelve charging stations. "There are 12 brand new charging stations opened at 6 different downtown parking garages.
"As downtown redevelops into more of a neighborhood and more and more people live down here, electric vehicles will be a natural part of that lifestyle,” said Vice President of Operations for the Downtown Memphis Commission, Jerome Rubin." (More info here.)
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