Have you used the free EV Chargers at Village at Robinson Farm? The auto industry reports 60% of all car buyers are considering an EV vehicle. It sure is nice not to pay for gas. Village at Robinson Farm was the first and only public charging station between I-77 and Matthews, easily accessed off off I-485 Rea Rd Exit, contributing to Charlotte’s #83 Ranking in the top 100 Cities to Own an Electric Vehicle. Rankings are based infrastructure, cost and incentives. Having convenient access to EV Charging Stations increases the range capacity, which continues to improve with every year’s new models. Top Ranked in North Carolina is Raleigh (61), followed by Cary (64), Fayetteville (70) and Greensboro (80). North Carolina Cities continue to make progress despite North Carolina Legislature’s moves to protect gas revenues. EV cars already pay excess registration fees to offset the State’s loss of gas tax revenue. Cities however are considering greater incentives for driving an EV vehicle to improve air quality and work toward electrical grid efficiency. The day is coming when the electricity generated by your car’s wheels can be used to power your home! Federal funds for road improvements can require Cities to meet minimum air quality standards. With high carbon dioxide levels leading to red ozone days and record child asthma cases, cities such as Charlotte are considering parking, HOV access, free charging and other incentives to make it easier for citizens to transition to clean electric vehicles. What do drivers like the most about their EV cars? Well, besides not visiting the gas station and changing oil? The average EV car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 5 seconds! Put the top down Baby, we’re going cruising!