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A 2011 Chevrolet Volt under the hood. Right side: the power inverter on top of the electric drive unit (electric motor) used for traction. Left side: the 1.4-liter gasoline-powered engine used as generator to provide power to the electric motor or to engage mechanically to assist propulsion when the battery is depleted. Taken at the 2011 Washington Auto Show. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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ECOtality's EV Project is teaming up with Knoxville's Crowne Plaza hotel and Nissan USA today to unveil the first of 12 charging station sites in the Knoxville area, reports Laura Vela in the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Representatives from the organizations will introduce the station in the hotel's parking garage and demonstrate how it works.
The charging station will have two chargers and use will be free to customers of the hotel. Other users will pay $8.
More sites with charging stations in the works:
--Knoxville solar firm Sustainable Future
-- Johnson Family of Restaurants in Sevier County
-- Cracker Barrel
-- town of Farragut parks
--University of Tennessee.
Stephanie Cox, Tennessee-area manager for ECOtality, said Knoxville has the most planned municipal charging stations in the state.