Coastal Carolina flips on the switch for electric vehicles

As we reported last month, non-profit organization Plug In Carolina has been dotting the Grand Strand with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as a part of their goal of getting 80 stations active in South Carolina.

Today Coastal Carolina University, Santee Cooper, Plug In Carolina, and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce unveiled a charging station on the CCU campus near the residence halls. The station supports charging of 2 vehicles simulataneously. James Poch, Executive Director of Plug In Carolina, demonstrated the stations on an all-electric Nissan Leaf provided by Grand Strand Nissan and a hybrid Chevrolet Volt provided by Myrtle Beach Chevrolet-Cadillac.

View our photos of the press conference above or on Flickr. This is the 6th EV charging station in Horry County. The other locations are:

  • Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Surfside
  • 4th Avenue and Laurel Street, Conway
  • Horry County Library, Conway
  • 6th Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus (Speir Bldg), Myrtle Beach 

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