Thursday, January 31, 2013

Durham Museum Powers Up Electric Car Charging Stations

It's easy to be green in Durham! Drivers of electric vehicles will soon see the addition of a sixth public electric vehicle charging station in Durham.

Starting in January, electric car drivers are able to charge their vehicles for no cost at the Museum of Life and Science. DPR Construction and Starr Electric Company are donating their services and support for the installation of two GE electric vehicle charging stations in the Museum’s main parking lot.  According to Tobin Freid, sustainability manager for Durham City and County, the Museum is an ideal location for charging stations due to its proximity to major thoroughfares including Interstate 85. Funding for this project is courtesy of a generous grant from Duke Energy Foundation.

“The Duke Energy Foundation has been a long-time Museum partner in educational and environmental initiatives, and we are pleased that this latest project will help Museum visitors,” said Indira Everett, District Manager. “Duke Energy is committed to providing public education and access to sustainable technologies, and this project with the Museum helps us reach a broad audience in a practical way.”

Need a charge? Click here to find public charging stations.

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is considered a leader in sustainability efforts and in 2012, received the Green Plus Certification from the Institute of Sustainable Development.  It is the first museum in North Carolina to be recognized as a Green Business by the NC Green Travel Initiative program.  To learn more about the Museum, visit

For more information about getting around Durham, see Durham's official visitor website.


  1. This is great news! By the way, this is the eighth public charging location in Durham.

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