Williamsburg installs electric car charger

The city of Williamsburg completed the installation of an electric vehicle  charging facility in the Prince George Parking Garage located in Williamsburg’s downtown commercial area.

There are two stations which are capable of charging an electric car from dead to full in three to six hours. Installation was in May at a total cost of $7,900.

Charging services are free to the public.

The two stations represent a pilot project, which is part of the city's  2015/2016 Goals, Initiatives, and Outcomes program and supports the cty’s long-term transportation and environmental sustainability goals.

“This pilot project brings a new green amenity to downtown,” Mayor Clyde Haulman said in an announcement of the project. “We are not only providing convenient and free station access to those who want to visit, shop and eat downtown, but we are also furthering the City’s commitment to environmental sustainability.”

Parking garage supervisor, Ron Roob, noted that visitors have already found the new charging stations on the popular EV PlugShare app and web site.

The Prince George parking garage is located at 230 North Henry Street. The three level facility provides 362 public parking spaces for Williamsburg’s downtown commercial area. It was built in cooperation with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and is owned and operated by the city. The garage is open daily from 6:00 am to midnight and there is a $1 per hour fee, with the 30 minutes and  maximum of $12 per day.

Vaughan can be reached at (757)345-2343.

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