DANVILLE, Va. – A new electric vehicle charging station is available in Danville.
It's at the Community Market downtown.
It's free to use, but you can only use it for one hour at a time.
Solar panels on the roof of the Community Market power the charger.
"It's a cost-effective way of driving. The savings from a gasoline car to an electric car are about four to one. There's also some federal taxes on purchasing a vehicle," Danville Utilities Director Jason Grey said.
Danville Utilities will hold an electric vehicle ride and drive event Sept. 8 to promote electric vehicles in honor of National Drive Electric Week.