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MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) -
The Town of Matthews has received a grant for an electric vehicle charging station that can quick charge an electric vehicle (EV) in around 30 minutes.
The charger will be located on Matthews Station Street and should be in place before the start of summer.
Matthews is one of roughly 20 locations in N.C. who are participating in the roll-out of the state's first direct current fast chargers.
"We are pleased to be part of this statewide initiative to ensure that people can drive across N.C. in their electric vehicles. People will be able to park and charge their vehicle while they shop and dine in our downtown core. We believe electric vehicles are gaining in popularity and this is a progressive way for us to also meet the needs of motorists traveling on I-485. They can stop and get to know Matthews," said Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor.
"With the number of tourists who attend our special events and who are now here to participate in tournaments at the Sportsplex we envision this charging station being very busy."
"According to vehicle registration data from NCDMV, there was a 130% increase in the number of electric vehicles on the road in N.C. just in the past year. This is a bit faster than the national average. In Mecklenburg County, the number of registered electric vehicles has doubled," said Sean Flaherty, Senior Planner at Centralina Council of Governments.
Partners including Duke Energy, NC Department of Commerce, NC Department of Transportation, and local governments like the Town of Matthews and City of Raleigh who are all working together through the NC Plug-In Electric Vehicle Taskforce to support community and statewide planning for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and charging infrastructure.
Funding support for the stations comes from Brightfields Technology Solutions and Nissan North America with technical support from the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition at Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG).