Saluda electric charging port

Published 1:13 pm Thursday, December 2, 2021

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City officials said port could be installed this month

SALUDA—Area residents with an electric vehicle could soon have another charging station in downtown Saluda. 

Saluda City Manager Steven Orr told commissioners during the November meeting that the charging station will be up and functioning by Dec. 13. He said the station was paid for through a state grant through a Volkswagen settlement that took place throughout the United States. 

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Saluda originally agreed to seek funding for the charging station about a year ago. Orr told city council at the time about the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Program that was providing funding to states for charging networks for personal vehicles. 

Orr reached out to the Land of the Sky Regional Council about how Saluda could seek the funding. Orr has been in contact with the company to provide a pedestal and 2 charging ports that will comply with all the requirements. 

The charging station will be in parking spaces for electric vehicles near the post office.