Electric vehicle charging station opens in Mocksville

Published 5:02 pm Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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An new electric vehicle (EV) charging station is available for public use in Mocksville, thanks to EnergyUnited.

The station is on Yadkinville Road at McDonald’s.

EnergyUnited, an electric cooperative, was awarded a grant to fund the chargers as part of a U.S. EPA settlement with Volkswagen.

“These charging stations will help increase local commerce, reduce emissions and bring the benefits of driving electric to our community,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited. “Our members are increasingly interested in the convenience, cost savings and environmental advantage of electric vehicles, and we are proud to support the expansion of this technology by securing funding for this local project.”

The DC Fast charger station provides the quickest charge available and can charge a depleted electric vehicle’s battery to 80 percent capacity in approximately 30 minutes.

Electric cooperatives, including EnergyUnited, are creating a statewide network of EV charging stations, enabling the increased adoption of EV technology. Cooperatives primarily serve members in rural areas, and expanding charging network fills gaps in charging infrastructure in rural and tourist-visited areas.

The co-op offers $500 electric vehicle charging station rebates to its memberst.