HATTERAS ISLAND — Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative recently announced that the cooperative will install two public electric vehicle charging stations here.
The charging stations will be installed in Rodanthe in the parking lot of Kitty Hawk Kites, and at Hatteras Landing in Hatteras Village.
The Level 2 ChargePoint stations will each have two charging ports and are capable of charging any brand of electric vehicle, according to the release. On average, it will take a driver 3.5 hours to fully charge their vehicle with a Level 2 station.
The cooperative hopes that the public stations will attract new visitors to Hatteras Island. Nationally, electric vehicle sales have grown in the past five years.
The charging stations initially will be free to use while the cooperative collects data about usage and driver habits.