- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Richmond’s Main Street Station parking lot is now home to an electric car charging station.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1MPDcfa) reports that the city’s first DC Fast Charging Electric Vehicle Charging Station has opened.

Michael Phillips of Virginia Clean Cities says the station can boost a battery to 80 percent of its capacity within half an hour. The nonprofit organization has developed a network of 21 fast chargers across the state.

Phillips says the Level 3 fast charger was donated by Nissan with installation assistance by Dominion Virginia Power. The lot also has two Level 2 chargers for older electric vehicles as well as a dedicated charger for Tesla electric vehicles. Phillips says charger usage fees vary.

Phillips says there are more than 4,000 plug-in electric vehicles in Virginia.

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