The city of Nitro, West Virginia, is planning to install four electric vehicle (EV) chargers for public use. The 175 kilowatt EV fast-charging stations are being made available by DC America, according to WOWK.
Nitro Mayor Dave Casebolt said installation for the charging stations is expected to cost $985,000. Last month, the city council approved a 20% match for a grant it plans to apply for. If approved, the additional funding would come from President Joe Biden’s $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program.
Revenue Stream for the City
Casebolt said the revenue from the chargers will allow the city to replace some of its vehicle fleet with EVs, ultimately leading to fuel savings. The total cost to fuel an EV at the charging stations would be approximately $1.85 for every 250 miles.
The city is working on a lease agreement with a McDonald's location off of I-64, which it believes would generate heavy interstate and local traffic.