A partnership between the Town of Wake Forest and Wake Electric has resulted in the installation of four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Joyner Park Community Center, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Available to the public and free of charge, the charging stations are ideally situated for electric vehicle owners visiting E. Carroll Joyner Park.
The two Tesla-specific and two Clipper-Creek charging stations are Level 2 charging stations capable of fully energizing an electric car in about three-to-six hours, depending on the vehicle.
The four spaces also include extra room to meet ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990) requirements.
Wake Forest previously installed similar charging stations:
- Town Hall parking lot, 301 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC
- Depot Parking Lot, 110 S White Street, Wake Forest, NC
Designed to accommodate the public, these stations, along with the four at JPCC, are located in parking spaces reserved for exclusive use by electric vehicles. The only caveat is that the vehicles can only occupy the spot for the time it takes to charge.
The availability of electric charging stations is especially vital as greater numbers of electric cars take to our streets and highways. As the popularity of electric vehicles grows, the accessibility of electric charging stations in public places offers both economic and environmental advantages. The stations in the town hall and depot parking lots provide drivers an incentive to visit downtown where they can easily charge up while shopping, sightseeing or dining — and ultimately drive longer distances, while the JPCC stations encourage drivers to experience and enjoy the amenities at Joyner Park. Second, because electric cars don’t pollute as much as gas-powered cars, they are much better for our state’s overall air quality.
Source: Bill Crabtree, Town of Wake Forest