4:55pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Energy

Electric Vehicles Rolling Out

Lexington has just added an electric car to its fleet.  Also receiving electric vehicles are Louisville, several state agencies and the University of Louisville.  Lexington administrative officer Tracy Thurman says the Chevy Volt is going to the parks department.  “Parks is involved in so many public opportunities to showcase this vehicle and actually have it utilized across Fayette County and to get the exposure for electric vehicles and a greater understanding of how they work and how they could benefit our community,” said Thurman.

Thurman says an electric charging station will also be established for public use at the park’s Picadome facility off Harrodsburg road.

“If you own and electric vehicle and want to come charge it at our station, you can and it’s free of charge and it will also be there to plug in our Chevy Volt and make sure we are using that and getting full advantage of the savings we would receive off an electric vehicle,” added Thurman.

The ten electric vehicles and charging stations are made possible through funding from Kentucky Utilities