The event marked the formal ribbon-cutting of one of the first electric vehicle charging stations to operate at a North Carolina rest area. Electric vehicle charging stations have recently been installed for public use at the Alamance County Rest Area, as well as at the rest area located at the I-95/I-40 junction near Benson – locations that garner more than 1 million visitors each year. The stations were provided by Raleigh-based Praxis Technologies, Inc. through a grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce Green Business Fund Program.
The Jan. 11 ribbon-cutting was hosted by Praxis Technologies, Inc. and featured speakers from the N.C. Departments of Transportation and Commerce. Following the remarks, a Nissan Leaf was available for demonstration courtesy of Michael Jordan Nissan in Durham.