Our success story this week takes us to West Virginia, where you can find an e-v charging station at every state park lodge. 

All 10  lodges are equipped with 3 tesla chargers, as well as a level 2 universal charging station. Drivers are invited to pull in and plug in for free!

Paul Redford: “We’re getting a good bit of unsolicited traffic from those folks who own electric vehicles.  And they’re coming in and there hitting our level 2 destination chargers and while they’re charging they’re vehicles, they’re browsing our gift shops, they’re dining in our full service restaurant and we’re actually even getting some over night stays in our lodge rooms and cabins.”

John Davis: Funds generated by those plugging in and shopping is footing the bill for the electric current. Now, other state park systems are reaching out to learn more. With help from the West Virginia clean cities coalition, charging up and enjoying the natural wonders of the mountain state has never been easier.

For more information, please visit the Clean Cities website. You can also view recent segments by clicking here.