Electric vehicles now have another spot to power up in Lexington. And, as WUKY’s Arlo Barnette reports, Good Foods Co-op is footing the electricity bill.
A ribbon cutting for the new electric vehicle charger was held on Tuesday at Good Foods Co-op.
The charging station came to be after the co-op was approached by Evolve KY, a non-profit based in Louisville. President Stuart Unger says the new charging station is the group’s 31st install. Adopt-A-Charger donated the station, and installation service was donated by Fayette Electrical Service, Inc.
Unger says the number of electric vehicles on the road is increasing rapidly. Evolve KY works to spread the adoption of EVs by increasing the number and variety of charging options in Kentucky.
The partners express the hope that drivers of gas-powered vehicles will see the charging station as a bellwether for the viability of the fast-expanding electric vehicle market, and an answer to the problem of “range anxiety” for potential EV buyers.
Good Foods Co-op General Manager Kat Luchtefeld says the two charging plugs will be available to electric vehicle drivers free of charge. Luchtefeld thanked their partners and the city of Lexington’s Green Check Program, saying that this investment in the community furthers their mission of sustainability.