Local chambers of commerce are natural partners for innovative demonstration projects. In North Carolina, for example, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging early adoption of electric vehicles by maintaining two plug-in electric vehicle charging stations at the chamber’s headquarters.
The chamber sees its headquarters as a natural location for the charging stations since the building serves as a visitor’s center as well as gathering spot for regional businesses. The demonstration project helps position the chamber as a leader in cutting edge technologies while also preparing the community for a modern electric vehicle infrastructure.
A news release from the Asheville Chamber announcing the plug-in program can be found here.